Fund for Veterans' Tuition Exemptions in the Works

Legislative leaders are working to establish a permanent endowment — using funds from an unexpected source — to help alleviate some of the financial costs public universities incur educating veterans and their family members, who are exempted from tuition and most fees.

While there is broad support for the Hazlewood Act and the Hazlewood Legacy Act, the policies that establish these benefits, there is growing recognition in the Capitol that universities require some assistance as more individuals take advantage of them. In fiscal year 2009, institutions had to forgo $24 million in tuition and fees. By fiscal year 2011, the total had ...

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