|Posted:||February 21, 2023 12:59 PM|
|From:||Representative Frank Burns|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Guaranteeing In-State Tuition for Reassigned Military Families|
|Members of our military and their families make incredible sacrifices for our nation every day, including uprooting their lives with little notice to accept their next assignment or deployment.
Dependents of military personnel who enroll at a public college or university in Pennsylvania are charged in-state tuition rates under current law. However, the U.S. Department of Defense has found that some students lose their in-state tuition rate if their military parent is reassigned to another state between the day they are accepted to a Pennsylvania college and the first day of the semester.
My legislation will correct this oversight by ensuring that military families are guaranteed the in-state tuition as soon as a student submits the enrollment deposit. A student should not be penalized with years of higher college tuition because their military parent’s reassignment happens to fall at just the wrong time.
This bill is a reintroduction of HB 941 from the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, which passed the House unanimously.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this measure to ensure that all veterans, members of the military and their families are given the opportunities they’ve earned.
Introduced as HB804