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Lawmakers to Examine Ballooning Cost of Tuition Program for Veterans

After failed attempts last year to limit eligibility for the Hazlewood Act, school officials will meet with House lawmakers at the Capitol Tuesday to discuss ways to pay for it.

State university leaders have long complained about what they call an underfunded mandate to provide an increasing number of veterans and their dependents a free college education under the Hazlewood Act. After failed attempts in the last legislative session to restrict eligibility, school officials will meet with House lawmakers Tuesday at the Capitol to discuss ways to pay for it, including tapping the state’s savings account.

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