Inside Higher Ed
May 19th, 2015
he Obama administration has delayed a new federal requirement
that public colleges and universities receiving GI Bill funding provide
recent veterans with the benefit of in-state tuition, regardless of
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald on Friday announced
that he was pushing back the deadline for public institutions to comply
with the in-state tuition provision of the Veterans Access, Choice and
Accountability Act that Congress passed last August. The provision will now take effect Jan. 1 of next year instead of July 1, 2015.
The law requires public institutions that want to continue receiving
veterans’ benefits to charge in-state tuition to any veteran who has
come off active duty within the past three years, regardless of whether
he or she has established legal residency in the state. Veterans’
spouses and dependents must also receive the benefit.