Tuition Assistance

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Hazlewood Veterans: This is a waiver for Texas Veterans and TDCJ inmates. Students who believe they qualify for the Hazlewood waiver must first contact the SHSU VA Representative, Fernando Chavez, in the Registrar's Office to verify available benefits. Once verified, the Business Office is approved to post waivers. The Hazlewood waiver covers tuition and all fees except student service and general property fee for a maximum of 150 credit hours including correspondence courses.

  • Requirements: 1) Texas Veterans and TDCJ Inmates qualify. Please apply with Fernando Chavez in the Registrar's Office at SHSU.
  • Covers: Tuition and all fees except student service and general property fee for a maximum of 150 credit hours including correspondence courses.
  • Contact: Fernando Chavez

Veterans Rehabilitation: This is a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) tuition assistance and pays for tuition, fees, parking, and correspondence courses. This covers 1) all supplies as long as the student can prove need and for students' books purchased at the on-campus book store. Students must provide a copy of their VA form to the bookstore in order to receive books. Students may attain a copy of their VA form from the Business Office. 2) Graduation fee and TASP tests. Students must provide the Business Office with a copy of the receipt from these fees (Graduate fee and TASP test). Once approved, the VA will reimburse the Business Office who will then forward that reimbursement to the student, and 3) out-of-state tuition if a student is a nonresident.

All forms must be turne in completed to the SHSU VA Representative's Office in the Estill Building, Rm. 301. Students do not need to provide the Business Office with any information EXCEPT when they add or drop classes on their fee statement once tuition assistance is placed on their fee statements.

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  • Covers: Tuition, fees, parking, and correspondence courses. It covers supplies ifthe student proved need. It covers textbooks, graduation fees, and TASP test fees. Also, it covers out-of-state tuition for non-residents.
  • Contact: Fernando Chavez

Armed Forces: This tuition assistance pays in-state tuition and fees for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters up to $4,500 for the entire school year combined and is normally for reserve or active duty soldiers. Students must provide a tuition assistance form from the individual branch of service detailing how much they are paying for tuition and fees only. The form must be signed by the Education Officer and have a control number before the university can accept it. Military branches may submit forms for the students via fax, e-mail, or postal service. The amount of assistance available to a student is budgeted by the Military on the Tuition Assistance form or the actual charges on the fee statement, whichever is LESS.

  • Covers: Tuition and fees.
  • Contacts: Students' commanding officer(s) at their Military branch.

Texas National Guard Scholarship: The Texas National Guard scholarship pays for the first 12 hours for the Fall and Spring semesters only. This scholarship may only be applied to tuition and mandatory fees. Additionally, the Texas National Guard will not pay for the tuition and fees if the Federal Military Tuition Assistance is covering the student's tuition in full. The Business Office will receive a list from the Texas National Guard each Fall and Spring semester. The list will show maximum hours to bill for each student for the state portion from the Army.

  • Covers: Tuition and mandatory fees for the first