From Texas Standard:
Every year thousands of veterans benefit from the so-called post-9/11 GI bill, which pays for tuition to help vets afford college.
The original GI bill was credited with lifting many families into the middle class after World War II. Texas has a similar version of the bill, called the Hazlewood Act and the Texas Comptroller – Glenn Hegar, the man with the state's check book – says the act is too pricey.
The act goes back to 1943 and Hegar says three factors have contributed to the rise in expenses in providing this service to Texans.