Stephen F. Austin State University

Hazlewood Act Exemption

Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemption): Texas Education Code Section 54.341

EXEMPTION APPLIES TO: Tuition and mandatory fees (not including Student Services Fee).


A Veteran must:

ELIGIBILITY: Child of Veteran (Legacy Act)

Eligible Veterans may assign unused hours up to 150 hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions.

A child must:

*If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a Veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another child. Only one child can use the Hazlewood Act at a time.

ELIGIBILITY: Spouse/Child of Veteran

The Hazlewood Act is also extended to spouses and dependent children of eligible active duty, Texas National Guard, and Air National Guard Veterans who died in the line of duty or as a result of injury or illness directly related to military service, are missing in action, or who became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of a service-related injury or illness. Each child and spouse will receive a 150 semester credit hour exemption.

Note: A child of a qualified Veteran who is not 100% disabled or has a service connected death may qualify for benefits under the Hazlewood Legacy Program.

A spouse must:

A child must:

CONTINUATION REQUIREMENTS: If on the completion of any semester or term a person fails to meet the GPA requirements described in the university's policy regarding eligibility for financial aid or has reached the excessive hour rule limits, the person may not receive the exemption or waiver for the next semester or term in which the person enrolls. The continuation requirements do not apply to the child or spouse of a deceased veteran or ex-prisoners of war.

Application Process: Veterans or Legacy recipients (spouse or dependent) using Hazlewood for the first time at SFA, must complete the Hazlewood Application form. For each subsequent term, the Veterans or Legacy recipients (spouse or dependent) must complete the Hazlewood Application for Continued Enrollment available at

Please review the list of required documents listed on the first page of the Hazlewood application. These items are to be submitted along with the application to the address below.

Mail to:

Stephen F. Austin State University
PO Box 13053, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Or E-mail: Marisa Sobray at

Or Fax: 936-468-7213

Or bring to the SFA Business Office, Austin Building - Room A204