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State Veteran Benefits Texas and Central South

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Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Texas

Arkansas

POW & Dependents of POW/MIA/KIA servicemembers

ELIGIBILITY:
Veteran's who were POW or the spouse, children, or any child legally adopted or in legal custody of a person who entered service in the U.S. Armed Forces as a resident from the State of Arkansas and became a POW/MIA or was Killed in Action as established by the Secretary of Defense after 1/1/60.

Return or reported death will not alter provisions or benefits.

BENEFITS:
Free tuition, fees, and room and board as an accepted student enrolled to obtain a bachelor. s degree or certificate of completion in any Arkansas state institution, state-supported technical or vocational school.

APPLICATION:
Arkansas Department of Education, 114 East Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201-3818; telephone: 501-371-2050, 800-547-8839, fax 501-371-2001. Deadlines. Fall: 1 Aug; Spring: 1 December; Summer I 1 May; Summer II 1 Jul

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Louisiana

ELIGIBILITY:
Children (age 16-25) and surviving spouses of service members who died in service in line of duty or died as a result of disability incurred in wartime service in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, or Persian Gulf War. Also, children (age 16-25) and spouses of service members listed as POW or MIA and were LA residents for at least one year immediately prior to the veteran's entry into service; and children of veterans rated 100% service-connected by evaluation of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Rating Schedule and are LA residents for at least two years immediately prior to the child's entry into a training institution.

BENEFITS:

Possible payment of a cash subsistence allowance if funds are available. The student is eligible for four years of schooling to be completed in not more than five years. Free tuition, matriculation, and other fees at any continued state-supported college, university, trade and vocational technical schools are provided.

APPLICATION:
Local Parish Veterans Service Officer or Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 94095, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4095; telephone: 504-922-0500

RECENT LEGISLATION on Veterans Benefits:

Senate Bill 60 (Act No. 1195 ) - Educational Benefits for Disabled Vets' Dependents

Previous law provided that certain dependents of the following were entitled to tuition exemption at state colleges,universities and vocational training schools, and were free from paying registration, laboratory, athletic, medical,and other school-imposed fees:

  • Members of the armed forces who were killed in action.
  • Members of the armed forces who died in active service from other causes.
  • Members of the armed forces who are missing in action.
  • Members of the armed forces who are prisoners of war.
  • Members of the armed forces who died as a result of a service-connected disability incurred during certain wartime periods.
  • Veterans rated 100% service connected disabled by the US Dept. of
  • Veterans Affairs (spouses and surviving spouses are not included in this category).
  • Dependents eligible for the benefits: Children between the ages of 16 and 25. Spouses and surviving spouses.

New law changes the disability rating needed by the disabled veteran from 100% to 90% - 100%.

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Oklahoma

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Texas

Tuition Waivers for Veterans

ELIGIBILITY:

Veterans honorably discharged who served at least 180 days of active duty military service. Bonafide TX resident at time of entry into service who have exhausted all Federal educational benefits.

BENEFITS:
Exemption for payment of tuition and some fees at public colleges and universities. Exemptions from charges for continuing education courses is optional on the part of the institution.

APPLICATION:
Financial aid officer of the state-supported institution of choice.

Dependent children of MIA / POWs

EILIGIBILITY:
Dependent children of TX military personnel MIA or POW.

BENEFITS:
Exemption for payment of tuition and some fees at public colleges and universities. Exemptions from charges for continuing education courses is optional on the part of the institution.

APPLICATION:
Financial aid officer of the state-supported institution of choice.

Children of Deceased Veterans

ELIGIBILITY:
Children of veterans killed or died as a result of service in WWI, WWII, Korea or since 2/1/55.

BENEFITS:
Exemption for payment of tuition and some fees at public colleges and universities. Exemptions from charges for continuing education courses is optional on the part of the institution.

APPLICATION:
High school guidance counselor, or financial aid officer of the state-supported institution of choice.

Orphans of National Guard and Texas Air National Guard

ELIGIBILITY: Exemption of certain orphans of National Guard and Texas Air National Guard.

BENEFITS: Exemption for payment of tuition and some fees at public colleges and universities. Exemptions from charges for continuing education courses is optional on the part of the institution.

APPLICATION: Financial aid officer of the state-supported institution of choice.

Click here to learn more about the Hazlewood Act benefits.

Click the link for more information on the other veteran's benefits offered by Texas.

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