Senate protects in-state tuition for veterans

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Updated: 8/29 10:30 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill ensuring in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.

Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine thanked legislative leaders for the bipartisan compromise, which conforms California law to a federal requirement allowing veterans to qualify for in-state tuition.

Had the change not been made, more than 78,000 veterans in California would risk losing their GI Bill benefits.

AB13 by Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway requires community colleges and the California State University to update their policies and makes the same request of the University of California.

It provides in-state tuition for veterans who were stationed in California on active duty for more than one year before being discharged.

AB13 passed unanimously and was sent to the Assembly.

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