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Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act is a state benefit that provides qualified veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fees, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supplies.

Eligibility requirements for veterans, spouses, and dependent children can be viewed at the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Texas Veterans Commission - Hazlewood Act


  • Apply and be accepted to a Texas public college or university at www.applytexas.org.
  • Provide proof (DD214) from the Department of Defense regarding military service and the nature of discharge (Member 4).
  • Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI Bill benefits (Chapter 31 - Voc/Rehab or 33 - Post-9/11) by requesting a certificate of eligibility for federal education benefits from eBenefits. This is required if a veteran has active duty service after 9/11/2001. You will need to create a username and password to request your certificate of eligibility.
  • Fill out the Hazlewood Exemption application form.
  • Turn in the Hazlewood Exemption application form, a copy of your letter of eligibility/ineligibility, a printout of the hours used, and copy of your DD214.

Hazlewood Application

Submitted once each academic year

Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application (pdf)


Required Documents

The first time a veteran or student applies to use the Hazlewood exemption, all required documents must be submitted along with the application and hours used to Midland College.

All required documentation may be submitted to the VA Resource Center in the Scharbauer Student Center 131, or emailed to mcvet@midland.edu.

Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Documentation Checklist (pdf)


Continuation of Enrollment Application

May be submitted for subsequent semesters during the academic year after the Hazlewood Application and required documentation has been submitted to Midland College.

Continuation of Enrollment Application (pdf)


Hazlewood Database for Veterans and Students

Allows veterans, legacy children, and spouses and children of 100% disabled/service-connected death veterans to view Hazlewood Act hours they have used. As part of the Hazlewood Act application process, users are required to register in the database and print out the number of hours previously used and turn that in to Midland College. This allows users to demonstrate that they have not already used up all of their entitlement. These hours must be submitted each term with the appropriate application.

Database for Veterans and Students


Application for Revocation of Previously Assigned Hours

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 [Texas Education Code §54.341(k‐1)]. This form must be notarized and submitted to the institution where the benefit is currently being used.

Revocation of Previously Assigned Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Hours (pdf)

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