U.S. House Passes GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014

Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014. The legislation would mandate that colleges and universities nationwide must charge in-state tuition to veterans who reside in the institution’s state but are official residents of another state. From the bill:

[This act] directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), for purposes of the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary, to disapprove courses of education provided by a public educational institution that does not charge tuition and fees for veterans at the same rate that is charged for in-state residents, regardless of the veteran’s state of residence. Provides for the treatment of veterans enrolled in courses at such institutions before July 1, 2015.

To read the full bill, click here.