Proposed Tuition Breaks For Vets Questioned

Career College Central Summary:

  • Legislation to grant college tuition breaks for out-of-state veterans has run into some resistance in the Capitol with questions about costs, access for current residents and whether it would make more sense for Congress to adopt a national policy.
  • There had been no opposition — until it narrowly escaped the Senate Education Committee recently.
  • Under the bill, members of the military who have been discharged elsewhere, but want to attend college in California would immediately qualify for cheaper in-state tuition rates.
  • The legislation would make colleges use their own budgets to cover the loss of out-of-state tuition, thereby limiting funds for other programs.

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