Tuesday, March 31, 2015

After promising to pay college education for veterans, Texas finding it's just too expensive - Associated Press

They signed up to fight for their country, and the state of Texas promised to pay for their education. For decades, veterans went to public universities and colleges under the Hazlewood Exemption, which kicks in after federal benefits under the G.I. Bill are exhausted. But the price tag has increased sevenfold since 2009, when legislators in Texas — which has the country's second-highest veteran population, 1.7 million — allowed the benefit to be passed on to veterans' children under a legacy provision. "Everybody's heart was in the right place when we added all the other beneficiaries," said Republican Sen. Kel Seliger, chair of the Senate's higher education committee. But, he added, "it just got too high of a price tag." http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/03/22/after-promising-to-pay-college-education-for-veterans-texas-finding-it-just-too/

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