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Benefits for Veterans

We're committed to supporting our students who are veterans and their families. With a host of different benefit options and a dedicated Veteran Services Counselor, we're here to help you meet your educational goals.

GI Educational Benefits

To learn more about accessing your GI Educational Benefits, you'll need to visit the Veteran Services website or contact Tanisha Millender, BC's Veteran Services Counselor, by email at tanisha.millender@brazosport.edu or call 979-230-3473.

The Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. While these benefits do NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees, they can be used in conjunction with financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships). 

You can view the eligibility requirements on the Texas Veterans Commission website to see if you qualify for this type of aid.

Steps to Applying for the Hazlewood Exemption

Depending on your relationship to the veteran (whether that is yourself, your dependent or your spouse), there may be different documentation that is needed to complete your file. Check out the steps listed below to get started.

Remember that you must apply for the Hazlewood Exemption every semester.

For Renewal Applicants

Submit Required Documentation

Hazlewood documentation needs to be submitted every term for which a student would like to have the exemption applied.

After the first semester of using the exemption at Brazosport College, applicants must submit the Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application For Continued Enrollment.

Please Note: This is only for consecutive subsequent semesters after an initial application has been turned in and approved. If you have missed a long semester (Spring or Fall) you must complete the initial application again.

Check your Brazosport College Email and MyBC Account

Once we receive your application, you might receive emails from Brazosport College indicating if we had any issues or if additional documentation is needed. It's important to check your myBC account and your Brazosport College Email regularly for updates. The sooner we get missing documents from you, the sooner we can finalize your file.

For Veterans

Apply to Brazosport College

You'll need to complete an application to Brazosport College on ApplyTexas.org.

Review Eligibility Requirements

Before you get started, you'll want to review the eligibility requirements listed on the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Gather Required Documentation

  1. Provide proof (DD214) from the Department of Defense regarding military service and the nature of discharge.
  2. Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI Bill benefits (Chapter 31, 33/Post-9/11) by requesting a certificate of eligibility for federal education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (if Veteran has active duty service after 9/11/2001).
  3. Fill out the Hazlewood Exemption application form located on the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Submit Required Documentation

You must submit these documents to the financial aid office for processing.

Once we receive your documentation, you might receive emails from Brazosport College indicating if we had any issues or if additional documentation is needed. It's important to check your myBC account and your Brazosport College Email regularly for updates. The sooner we get missing documents from you, the sooner we can finalize your file.

Once you have submitted your application, you may continue with the same steps listed on the "Apply for Financial Aid" page.

For a Child (Legacy Recipient) of a Veteran

Apply to Brazosport College

You'll need to complete an application to Brazosport College on ApplyTexas.org.

Review Eligibility Requirements

Before you get started, you'll want to review the eligibility requirements listed on the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Gather Required Documentation

  1. Provide proof (DD214) from the Department of Defense regarding the Veteran's military service and the nature of discharge.
  2. Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI Bill benefits (Chapter 31, 33/Post-9/11) by requesting a certificate of eligibility for federal education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (if Veteran has active duty service after 9/11/2001).
  3. Fill out the Hazlewood Exemption application form located on the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Submit Required Documentation

You must submit these documents to the financial aid office for processing.

Once we receive your documentation, you might receive emails from Brazosport College indicating if we had any issues or if additional documentation is needed. It's important to check your myBC account and your Brazosport College Email regularly for updates. The sooner we get missing documents from you, the sooner we can finalize your file.

Once you have submitted your application, you may continue with the same steps listed on the "Apply for Financial Aid" page.

For a Spouse or Child of a Veteran whose Death was Service Connected, is MIA, or is/was 100% Permanently Disabled

Apply to Brazosport College

You'll need to complete an application to Brazosport College on ApplyTexas.org.

Review Eligibility Requirements

Before you get started, you'll want to review the eligibility requirements listed on the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Gather Required Documentation

  1. Provide proof (DD214) from the Department of Defense regarding the Veteran's military service and the nature of discharge or a DD1300 Report of Casualty regarding the Veteran’s death.
  2. Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI Bill benefits (Chapter 31, 33/Post-9/11) by requesting a certificate of eligibility for federal education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (if Veteran has active duty service after 9/11/2001).
  3. Fill out the Hazlewood Exemption application form located on the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Submit Required Documentation

You must submit these documents to the financial aid office for processing.

Once we receive your documentation, you might receive emails from Brazosport College indicating if we had any issues or if additional documentation is needed. It's important to check your myBC account and your Brazosport College Email regularly for updates. The sooner we get missing documents from you, the sooner we can finalize your file.

Once you have submitted your application, you may continue with the same steps listed on the "Apply for Financial Aid" page.

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007287

Contact Financial Aid

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Thursday
8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday
10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Email
finaid@brazosport.edu

Phone
(979) 230-3377

Fax
(979) 230-3543

On-Campus
BC Central E-101
(To the right of Main Lobby)
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX. 77566