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Petitioning Texas State Senator Sen. Donna Campbell and 10 others
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The State of Texas Governor and Legislature: Keep the Hazlewood Act as a Texas education benefit for veterans.


The Hazelwood Act is a promise that the State of Texas made to military veterans since World War II. The Hazlewood Act provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. Recently, legislation allowed qualified veterans to pass their credit hours onto their children. This creates diversity at Texas universities and colleges, brings highly educated people into the Texas workforce, and honors our veterans service and sacrifice by enabling them to achieve college graduation, thus helping to prevent veteran unemployment in Texas. This program has created thousands of opportunities for Texas veterans and their families.

Letter to
Texas State Senator Sen. Donna Campbell
Texas Governor
Texas State Senate
and 8 others
Texas State House
State Representative Diane Patrick
Texas State Senator Sen. Brian Birdwell
Texas State Senator Sen. José R. Rodríguez
Texas State Senator Sen. Wendy R. Davis
Texas State Senator Sen. Leticia Van de Putte
Texas universities and colleges
Lt. Governor of Texas David Dewhurst
Keep the Hazlewood Act as a Texas education benefit for veterans. This is a promise that was made to Texas veterans and their families. This is more than just a benefit for those who served this nation, it is an investment made into the Texas education system and economy of our great state. Enabling veterans and their family members to attend institutions of higher education creates diversity at our colleges and universities. The Hazlewood Act creates avenues for veterans to pursue graduate degree programs that would normally be unavailable to them, thus expanding our Texas workforce. The Hazlewood Act needs to continue to be a source of pride of Texas and acknowledged as one of the great social movements to build a stronger state.

We highly encourage you to keep the Hazlewood Act as it stands today and if any changes are made, they are made to solidify the promise that every Texas veteran and their family members may pursue higher education.