Hazlewood Act no longer ‘unfunded mandate’

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A proposal to infuse the Hazlewood Act with cash to help universities fund tuition exemptions for veterans and their children passed the Texas Senate on Sunday night but has yet to get approval from the House.

The Act, which exempts veterans from paying tuition and mandatory fees, has been in place for years, but in 2009, the Legislature expanded the program with the Hazlewood Legacy Act, which allows veterans who haven’t exhausted the benefit to transfer their credit hours to a dependent younger than 25.

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