Hazlewood Act (Exemptions for Texas Veterans)


Checklist for Texas A&M International University

1.) Apply and be accepted to the University.

2.) Submit required documents on the Document Submission Portal

3.) The (Student Service Fee) is the only fee not covered by Hazlewood with some exceptions at Texas A&M International University.


Submission to certify your attendance at Texas A&M International University

New students

Previous Applicants


Benefit Information

The purpose of the Hazlewood Exemption (Hazlewood Act) is to provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans.

Student Hazlewood Online Database


Eligibility Requirements

 Veterans, who at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces:

  • Are Texas residents,
  • Designated Texas as Home of Record, or
  • Entered the service in Texas,
  • Have served at least 181 days of active military duty excluding training, as indicated as "net active service" (the sum of 12(c) and 12(d)) on the DD214),
  • Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions,
  • Have no federal veteran's education benefits solely dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees (such as Chapter 33 or 31; Pell and SEOG are not relevant),
  • Are not in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas, and
  • 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. 

NEW! Veterans who are granted their first Hazlewood exemption beginning Fall 2011 must reside in Texas during the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed. This requirement does not apply to veterans who received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year. 

Additional Information

Please note: Your Hazlewood Exemption file must be completed by the Official Census Date (12th class day during Fall/Spring and 4th class day during Summer) as published in the University Calendar in order for the Hazlewood Waiver to be invoked for that semester. When all items are received in the Veterans Affairs Office, your application will be reviewed by the Veteran Affairs Coordinator for approval.

The student service fee must be paid when tuition and fees are due to avoid any other charges.

For additional information, please visit the Texas Veterans Commission - Exemptions for Texas Veterans website by clicking here.