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Financial Aid

Office of Student Financial Aid

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin St, STE 2240
Houston, Texas  77030

Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding requirements for enrollment.

* Students pursuing a certificate as their only academic program are not eligible for financial aid. Certificate students may be eligible for SBMI scholarships if funds are available.

Hazlewood Act Definition and Instructions

Who can apply?

Individuals who:

  • Were Texas residents at the time they entered the U. S. Armed Forces, or resided in Texas as indicated by “place of entry” on form DD214.
  • Have been classified as a resident by the institution for the term for which the veteran applies for the Hazlewood Act Exemption.
  • Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Have exhausted all federal veteran’s education benefits, including such benefits as those issued under Title 38, United States Code, Chapters 30, 32, and 35, and Title 10, United States Code, Chapters 1606 and 1607.
  • Are not in default on a education loan made or guaranteed by the Federal Government or by the State of Texas.
  • Have attempted fewer than150 credit hours using the Hazlewood Act Exemption beginning with fall of 1995.

The benefit may not be used for correspondence courses unless the courses are part of the student's degree plan.

To date, legislation has NOT been introduced to open the program to veterans from other states. For more detailed information about the Hazlewood Act, contact the Registrar's Office. Detailed information about the Hazlewood Act can be found here.

VA Benefits

VA Regional Office phone number: 1-888-442-4551

If the student has never before applied for VA benefits, she/he must complete an Application for Benefits form. If this is not the first application for benefits, the student must complete a Change of Place or Training application. The appropriate completed form and the DD214 are submitted to the Office of the Registrar to be attached to a certification of enrollment letter to the VA. Certifications are sent after the student has made a payment on his/her tuition for that term.

Click here for VA form on the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site. 

For assistance please contact Winston Matranga, VA Program Official: [email protected].



For additional information, please contact:

Office of Academic Affairs
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Biomedical Informatics
7000 Fannin Street, UCT Suite 800
Houston, Texas 77030