Congress recently passed a bill changing veterans tuition to allow veterans using the GI bill education benefits to be granted “in-state” tuition beginning in 2015. This is a huge advantage as “in-state” tuition can oftentimes be three to four times less than out of state tuition.
Presently, Post 9/11 benefits cover “in-state” tuition, however, veterans that choose to go to school out side of the state they reside in are subject to very steep out of state tuition as non-residents.
Besides financial relief to non-resident veterans, the new law will guarantee in-state tuition to dependents of veterans who use transferred Post-9/11 benefits. That combination of breaks also could lower the federal government’s tab for GI Bill benefits by $175 million over the next decade, CBO estimates.
For more information see Military.com
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