Veterans Receive In-State Tuition Benefits

veterans receive in-state tuition

Starting this fall veterans receive in-state tuition benefits to assist with college expenses.

College assistance for veterans has been available since World War II. Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, this act, also known as the GI Bill, provided veterans of the Second World War funds for college education, unemployment insurance, and housing. Since then, veterans of all branches of armed services have received those same benefits.

Last year, veterans received an added bonus through the Veterans Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. Veterans and their dependents, starting this fall, can now receive in-state status at all public colleges and universities in the United States.

For more information on H.R. 3230 and how it affects veterans and their dependents, read this article by Jessica Velasco, of JLV College Consulting: Veterans to receive in-state tuition at public colleges.