Veterans fight for in-state tuition

Veterans are having trouble using the GI Bill to pay the full cost at state colleges and universities. New rules say vets can collect up to $17,500 a year at private colleges but only the cost of in-state tuition at public institutions.  With frequent moves required by military service, some vets can’t qualify as in-state students.

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  1. But that’s okay. We have to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. That’s the important thing.

  2. This situation also applies to the spouses and children of active-duty military personnel. It really hurts, especially since spouses already suffer, job-wise, from frequent moves. One of my kids’ teammates was a Navy brat, who turned 14 just before her dad was transferred for the 8th time since she was born. It’s particularly tough when the family is assigned to high cost-of-living areas, like DC.

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    Vets aren’t diverse. Color notwithstanding, they just aren’t.
    Perhaps illegal aliens could be seen as more malleable.

  4. Carol Neilson says:

    I was a Vet from ‘out of area’ when I first started college in CA. I had the same problem when I tried to register at the local CC–was gonna be hit with out of state tuition rates. Someone suggested I register for night school (at another local CC), where they didn’t ask…and I didn’t tell, lol. Got in, no problem, for in-state rates, and used the GI Bill.