The In-State Tuition for Veterans at All Public Universities

In all of the talk about the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 passed recently, there is a key benefit that has not gotten a lot of press that will be of great benefit to Veterans attending any public university.

Buried deep within the Act (Page 4, Section 702 if you want to read it), any Veteran using the Post-9/11 GI Bill has to be afforded the in-state tuition starting the Fall Semester of 2015.

When a Veteran separates from the military and goes to attend school, typically they will either go to school where they got out of the military, or somewhere else where they may not have established residency for a long enough period of time to qualify for in-state tuition.  Members of Congress and the Veteran Community recognized that this was making a large financial burden on Veterans paying out-of-state tuition for the year or longer it takes to establish residency.  As things get set up by all the public colleges and universities, this will greatly improve access to education for Veterans and dependents utilizing the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

 

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