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The Texas Education Code provides for a waiver for active-duty veterans as follows: who were legal residents of Texas at the time they entered military service, and Home of Record is listed as Texas on the DD214, are entitled to a waiver of tuition and some fees at state-supported colleges and universities. This benefit is also available to children of Texas servicemen and women who died or were killed in military service, and to children of Texas military personnel who are shown to be missing in action or prisoners of war. Eligible veterans may now assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions. To be eligible, the child must: be a Texas resident, be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent in the current or previous tax year, be 25 years or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition), and make satisfactory academic progress in a degree or certificate program as determined by the institution. If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a Veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another dependent child. Veterans’ spouses are not eligible to receive a transfer of unused hours. Also eligible are children of members of the Texas National Guard or the Texas Air National Guard killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty either in service of Texas or the United States. Any person claiming this benefit must have exhausted all federal educational benefits and be a legal resident of Texas at the time of application. Learn more via the URL shown in the “Website Address” box above…

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