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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 23, 2014 03:59 PM
From: Representative Stephen Barrar
To: All House members
Subject: Military Residency for Colleges

I plan to re-introduce legislation that provides an exception to the residency requirement for in-state tuition to the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities. This exception will be applied to non-resident veterans, their spouse and dependent children.
My legislation will also require that the local sponsor rate for each Community College be extended to the non-resident veterans, their spouse and dependent children.
I believe it would be good public policy to open up our colleges and universities to non-resident veterans and their families, especially since the newly expanded federal G.I. Bill includes almost a doubling for college funding for veterans.
This one initiative will go a long way in providing additional support to our veterans and their families; another way of saying thank you for your service to this country.

Introduced as HB131