Hazlewood Exemption Act -- STATE BENEFIT

Today is Friday, August 22, 2014

Hazlewood Exemption

Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, all students receiving the Hazlewood exemption must meet the Selective Service Requirements as outlined in TEC 51.9095. In addition, newly passed Senate Bill 1210 - Sec. 54.2001 states that a student may continue to receive the tuition exemption for a subsequent term only if:

  • As a graduate or undergraduate student, maintains a grade point average (GPA) that satisfies the institution's GPA requirements for making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree or certificate in accordance with the institution's policy regarding eligibility for financial aid.
  • As an undergraduate student, has not completed as of the beginning of the term, a number of semester credit hours that is considered to be excessive as outlined in Texas Education Code 54.014, unless permitted to complete those hours by the institution on a showing of good cause.
  • Legacy recipients will receive the exemption for only the number of degree certified hours associated with the program length of their degree, including transfer hours.

For additional information on Selective Service requirements or to verify your registration status, please visit http://www.sss.gov

UTA REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS

Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Initial Eligibility Requirements

Hazlewood for Veterans: (Must reside in Texas while using benefit)

Hazlewood Legacy: (Must be 25 years old or younger & meet the school's resident tuition requirements)

  • Veteran's DD-214 w/discharge (Member 4 copy)
  • Application form
  • Proof of eligibility, ineligibility or exhaustion, for the student, of any Federal VA Educational Benefits (if the veteran served on or after 9/11/2001). Certificate of Eligibility may be obtained by completing an application on the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) website
  • Proof of dependency (i.e. birth certificate)
  • Both Veteran and Dependent printout of Hazlewood hours used from the Hazlewood Database for Students
  • Active duty orders needed if Veteran is residing out of state

Hazlewood for Dependents: (Veteran is 100% permanently & totally disabled or deceased as a result of a service connected illness or injury)

  • Veteran's DD-214 w/discharge (Member 4 copy)
  • Application form
  • Proof of dependency (i.e. birth certificate or marriage license)
  • Proof of eligibility, ineligibility or exhaustion, for the student, of any Federal VA Educational Benefits (if the veteran served on or after 9/11/2001). Certificate of Eligibility may be obtained by completing an application on the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) website
  • VA disability rating letter at 100% OR DD Form 1300 for deceased veteran
  • Printout of hours used from the Hazlewood Database for Students

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR RENEWALS (You must renew your application annually at FALL term)

REVOKING HAZLEWOOD - An eligible veteran or designee who has assigned unused Hazlewood Exemption hours to a child through the Legacy Act may revoke the assignment of any unused hours by submitting the Revocation Form

Hazlewood eligible students are also eligible to simultaneously receive federal student aid by completing the FAFSA. However, the exemption is counted in your financial aid budget. Please note that your awards may be reduced if your application is processed after your aid has disbursed.

You must be registered for classes, and tuition and fees must be present on your UTA account in order for your Hazlewood Exemption to be applied. If your application is not received by payment deadlines, you will be responsible for making payment arrangements with the Bursars Office and any late fees accrued.

Applications and Supporting Documents may be submitted by Fax: 817.272.7013 or Email: va@uta.edu ; please include the student’s UTA Maverick ID.

Deadlines for Submission are available on the VA Home Page. UTA will not certify exemptions that are in a past semester. You must turn in an application no later than the last class date of the semester to which the exemption applies.

Continuing Education Courses and the Executive MBA Program are not eligible for Hazlewood.

For more information about the Hazlewood Act and education benefits for Texas Veterans call 1-800-252-VETS or visit the Texas Veterans Commission Website.