The Texas Veteran Commission administers a state benefit entitled the Hazlewood Act. Eligibility for Hazlewood is determined by the institution granting the exemption. Students who qualify under the Hazlewood Act are exempted from paying tuition and required fees, provided such students are enrolled in state-funded courses. Examples of courses which DO NOT qualify for the Hazlewood exemption include CNA, Phlebotomy, and Real Estate classes. The exemption is based on the hours you are enrolled in, and not the amount of the tuition itself.
Applications for the Hazlewood exemption must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. We are accepting applications for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer I 2021, Summer II 2021 & Long Summer 2021 semesters if you used the exemption previously at Cisco College, or if you have been admitted and paid your enrollment.
All requests for Hazlewood exemption, including supporting documents, must be legible and submitted in a single packet. They must be received in the Office of Financial Aid by the census date of the term you are attending, but no later than the last class day as published in the academic calendar, for the semester being requested.
Hazlewood covers for Fall, Spring and Summer classes only. May Minimester and December Wintermester are NOT covered.
LAST CLASS DAY
SEP. 9, 2020
Dec. 7, 2020
JAN. 27, 2021
MAY 3, 2021
JUNE 4, 2021
JULY 1, 2021
JULY 8, 2021
AUG. 2, 2021
JUNE 9, 2021
AUG. 2, 2021
You must be in a state-funded, degree-seeking program and
- Meet satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Office of Financial Aid even if you never applied for financial aid.
- Be in compliance with SB 1210 as determined by the student accounts receivable office (SAR).
It takes up to 15 business days from the date your forms are received in the Office of Financial Aid to process a request for exemption, after which the Business Office posts it to your tuition bill. If the exemption is not posted by your tuition deadline, be prepared to make other arrangements for payment. You must follow the prompts on your online tuition bill to complete your registration, even if you owe a zero balance. Your tuition bill should state, "Your registration is complete and your courses are secured."
If you do not take this step, your courses will be cancelled and you must register again. The Hazlewood exemption does not exempt late registration fees.
If you qualify for both the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Hazlewood exemption, you may not use the Hazlewood exemption for tuition paid by the VA. Any remaining tuition that can be exempted will be processed after the census date (12th class day in the fall and spring, 4th class day in the summer) and after your Post 9/11 tuition amount is finalized.