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Veterans Eligibility

Veterans must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • At the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces:
    • Were Texas residents
    • Designated Texas as Home of Record, or
    • Entered the service in Texas
  • Have served at least 181 days of active military duty, as indicated on the DD214 as “net active service” (the sum of 12[c] and 12 [d])
  • Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Have no federal veteran’s education benefits, or have no federal Veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 31 or 33) for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits.
  • Are not in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas.
  • Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs), unless the college’s governing board has ruled to let veterans receive the benefit while taking non-funded courses. 
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements in accordance with the university’s financial aid policy.

​Application Process for Veterans

Required documents for First-Time Applicants:

The veteran must submit:

  • Hazlewood Act Exemption Application
  • DD214 from the Department of Defense showing nature of discharge
  • Printout from the Hazlewood Database with the number of hours the veteran has used (even if the number is zero)
  • A letter from the Veteran’s Administration with proof of ineligibility for GI Bill® benefits.  You may request a benefits letter from one of the following:

Required documents for Renewal Applicants:

The veteran must submit:

Last updated 10/4/2021 5:52 AM