|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