Your Path Begins at UTEP
The Military Student Success Center (MSSC) at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is your designated starting point if you desire to pursue a college degree. UTEP boasts a stellar nationwide reputation and offers the lowest out-of-pocket tuition cost of any national research university. The MSSC and their dedicated staff (many of whom are veterans and students) are here to help personnel in any branch of the service to reach their educational goals.
The MSSC serves the military-affiliated community of El Paso, Fort Bliss and beyond as the epicenter for success at The University of Texas at El Paso. Through collaborative effort, the MSSC ensures student success by achieving academic, social and professional development from admissions to graduation.
Hazlewood New Students
Did you enter military service at a location in the state of Texas? Or did you enter military service outside of Texas, but have a designated home of record in the state of Texas at that time? If so, you may qualify for Hazlewood for Veterans benefits. Once your application is submitted, an MSSC Hazlewood representative will review it in the order in which it was received.
Hazlewood Returning Students
Hazlewood benefits will be posted on your account along with financial aid, approximately 2 weeks prior to the semester. Students can check Pete's Payment Options at http://sbs.utep.edu
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Hazlewood Legacy (Child Only)
Are you the biological, adopted or step-child of a Texas veteran? Will you be 25 years of age, or younger on the first day of the next semester you plan to attend? If so, you may qualify for Hazlewood Legacy benefits. Hazlewood Legacy can only be given to one child at a time. If a veteran wishes to transfer Legacy benefits from one child to another, in addition to all other required documentation, they need to fill out the Legacy Revocation Form.
Are you the spouse or eligible child of a Texas veteran who became 100% disabled for the purposes of employability or died as a result of service-related injury or illness? If so, you may qualify for Hazlewood Dependents benefits.
All Hazlewood students must make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the institution's financial aid policy. This applies to:
- Legacy recipients
- Children and/or spouses of disabled veterans
If a Hazlewood student has unsatisfactory academic progress, he/she must complete a term without Hazlewood and meet SAP to be reinstated. This does not apply to children or spouses of veterans killed in action, missing in action, or who died due to a service-related illness or injury.