Eligibility for the Hazlewood Exemption, a state benefit, is determined by the institution granting the exemption. Students who qualify are exempt from paying tuition and required fees on state-funded courses. The Hazlewood Exemption does not cover late registration fees, affiliated studies, University Extension, executive education (option III) graduate programs, or like programs/courses.
Applying for Hazlewood Benefits
Applicants must have previously used Hazlewood at UT Austin, or have been admitted for the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters and paid your enrollment deposit. To apply for the Hazlewood Exemption visit the Hazlewood Application and Status webpage. Applicants must:
- be in a degree-seeking program,
- be enrolled in state-funded courses,
- meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (even if you did not apply for financial aid), and
- comply with Texas Education Code §54.2001 as determined by the Student Accounts Receivable (SAR) office.
The application deadline, this includes all supporting documents, is 5:00 p.m. of the last class day, as published in the academic calendar, for the semester being requested. Semester deadlines are provided below. We recommend you complete and submit your application by the census date. Allow at least 15 business days, from the date your application is submitted, for Veteran Certification to process your exemption.
Current Hazlewood Application Deadlines
|Fall 2020||December 7, 2020|
|Spring 2021||May 7, 2021|
Fall 2020December 7, 2020
Spring 2021May 7, 2021
Veteran Certification performs the initial review, but Student Accounts Receivable (SAR) has the final approval. If SAR notifies you that you do not qualify, direct your questions to SAR.
Applying Hazlewood to My Tuition Bill
After your application is processed Student Accounts Receivable (SAR) will post it to My Tuition Bill. We recommend you apply at least four weeks before the tuition deadline to give us the opportunity to process the exemption before your tuition is due. You must pay your tuition by the tuition deadline shown on My Tuition Bill. This is not the same as the Hazlewood deadline.
Even if your bill shows a zero balance ($0) you have to follow the prompts on My Tuition Bill to complete your registration. Your tuition bill must say “Your registration is complete and your courses are secured.” If you do not take this step, your courses will be cancelled and you will have to register again.
If the exemption is not posted by the tuition deadline, be prepared to make other arrangements for payment.
Using Hazlewood and GI Bill® Benefits
If you are using the Hazlewood Exemption and VA Education Benefits concurrently (“stacking” benefits), you must complete the GI Bill® Questionnaire and Hazlewood Application by the Hazlewood deadline.
When using both the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Hazlewood, you are required to use your VA benefits first. Any remaining tuition balance eligible for the Hazlewood Exemption will be applied toward your tuition bill, after your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefit is applied.
Veteran Certification, Main Building (MAI) Room 16
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of the Registrar, Veteran Certification
PO Box 7216, Austin TX 78713-7216