Tuition Exemptions for Veterans Under the Microscope

Proposed changes to the state policy that waives tuition and most fees for veterans and members of their families are on a list of legislative recommendations up for final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on Thursday.

The policy has been a hot topic of internal discussion at universities around the state, which are increasingly under financial strain as the state broadens the pool of individuals eligible to have their tuition waived under what is known as the Hazlewood Act, which grants the exemption for veterans, and the Hazlewood Legacy Act, which allows veterans to transfer their exempted ...

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