GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act Would Level-Set Tuition Rates for Vets

Posted by Kelli McKinney

GI Bill Tuition Fairness ActOur men and women in the U.S. military don’t just serve a select number of states. They protect all citizens, right? Sometimes that duty requires them to move from state to state or overseas, but we all benefit from their work. So if they meet college admission requirements, and they want to further their education, why would we ask them to pay out-of-state tuition and fees?

That’s the thinking behind Chairman Jeff Miller (FL) and Ranking Member Mike Michaud (ME) of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs’ newly- introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 357). H.R.357 would require state-operated schools to give veterans in-state tuition rates even though they may not be residents of the states where the schools are located. This would apply to state schools with GI Bill-eligible programs.

So far, says the House VA Committee’s press release, the legislation has been met with praise by the Student Veterans of America and VFW.

This could go a long way toward making college more affordable for student veterans. What do you think? Is this a welcome piece of legislation? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.


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