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Blackburn, Manchin Introduce Bill Allowing Vets To Receive In-State Tuition Rates

Friday, July 19, 2019

Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

Wednesday, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Providing Veterans Access to In-State Tuition Act. This bipartisan legislation gives student veterans access to in-state tuition rates at public institutions that receive GI Bill payments, regardless of whether the student veteran is a state resident.

Previously, the provision required the student to be within three years of his or her discharge from active duty. This bill eliminates the existing three-year conditional requirement.

This legislation is supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Student Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.

Representative Phil Roe (TN-01) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives last week.

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