Where do I start?
The TWU Certifying Officials office must first ensure you are qualified to apply for the Hazlewood Act. Please provide a copy of your DD 214 (member #4). If you will be transfering this benefit to a legal dependent child, you must also provide a copy of the childs birth certificate or current income tax return showing the child as your dependent. Please visit the Texas Veterans Commison or TVC website for more information about the Hazlewood program.
If you are the Veteran applying for the Hazlewood Act you will need to submit the following documents:
1) Hazlewood application
2) DD214 (member 4) –Military discharge form
3) VA benefit letter - Only if veteran served after 09/10/2001
4) If you have used the benefit before you will need to have your prior school submit the Hours Request form to the TWU Certifying Officials office by fax or email.
Qualified child dependents who's veteran parent is tranfering their Hazlewood hours to them are considered a Hazlwood Legacy student.
Spouse or Child Dependent of a Veteran who is 100% disabled by Veteran Affairs.
If you are the spouse or dependent child of a veteran who is 100% disabled please submit the following documents:
1) Copy of Veteran's DD 214 (member 4)- Military discharge form
2) Copy of VA letter confirming veteran is 100% disabled
3) Copy of birth Certificate or current Income Tax return if you are the dependent child
4) Marrigae license if you are the spouse
5) Hazlewood Dependent Application
6) If you have used the benefit before you will need to have your prior school submit the Hours Request form to the TWU Certifying Officials office by fax or email.
You will need to fax the Hazlewood packet to (940) 898- 3053 attn: VA Representative. Contact the TWU Veterans Program at (940) 898- 3069 for more information.
What is a DD214 form and how can I get another copy?
The DD214 is military discharge record. All veterans are given this form once they leave military service. You can request a copy of the needed DD214 through The National Archives:
What is a VA benefit letter and how do I receive one?
The VA benefit letter (aka Hazlewood letter) is an official correspondence from the VA stating your education benefits status. The letter will usually state you have exhausted your benefits or you are no longer eligible to receive the Montgomery GI Bill.
You can request a letter from the Regional VA Office 1-888-442-4551.
What is the difference between the Hinson-Hazlewood and the Hazlewood Act? The Hinson-Hazlewood is the name for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s loan program.
The Hazlewood Act is a tuition exemption program designed to provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans or to qualified dependent children.
What does the Hazlewood act pay for?
The tuition waiver will cover the cost of all tuition fees and charges, including fees for correspondence courses, but excluding property deposit fees, student service fees and any fees or charges for books, lodging, board, or clothing. The Hazlewood Act is a tuition exemption program; there is no money awarded to the student.
What classes does the Hazlewood act cover?
Currently the Hazlewood Act covers all courses offered at TWU except for the Continuing Education courses that receive no state tax support.
How long can I use my Hazlewood Act benefits?
Starting fall 1995, the Hazlewood Act can be used up to a maximum of 150 attempted credit hours. Credit hours attempted prior to Fall 1995 do not apply to the 150 credit hour limit.
I used the Hazlewood Act at another university. Do I need to fill another application?
Yes! State law requires all universities to maintain their own Hazlewood tuition exemption files. Each university is also required to obtain a written record of attempted Hazlewood hours from all previously attended institutions.
Can I track how many Hazlewood hours I have used?
Yes, the Texas Higher Education Board provides an online student database: Hazlewood Student Database. However this site is not alway accurate, it is the responsability of the student to keep track of thier hours.
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