Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college

Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college

Groups such as the American Association of State Colleges and Universities worry that the bill represents an overreach by the federal government, since determining tuition rates is something states handle. The association also thinks the present language of the bill could have some unintended adverse results, such as slashing current benefits to veterans.

“This bill would not allow any veteran or their dependent enrolled at the public institution to receive G.I. Bill benefits if the institution does not offer in-state tuition to all veterans, thus cutting benefits to our veterans,”

said Susan Aldridge, a senior fellow at the Washington-based association.

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