Hazlewood Limits Not Enough

Last Thursday a Texas federal appeals court ruled Texas universities are allowed to distribute Hazlewood funds based on whether or not a veteran enlisted into service while residing in Texas. Many may see this as a victory for Texas public university budgets, but unfortunately the biggest budget-drainer of the program is still active. Legacy, as it stands, if a veteran does not opt to apply their “tuition funds” to their own college education, they can choose to pass these funds to their children. With the unfunded mandate of Hazlewood increasing, and the State only providing around 10% of the $169 million budget in 2014, how can Texas public universities continue to afford the expense?

TACT will continue to testify it is not un-American for higher education to expect the State of Texas should pay for its own implemented public policy.