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In-State College Tuition

Issue Number 521
Status Completed
Issue Title In-State College Tuition
Scope Mobility of the military community, coupled with the State-specific criteria for determining the eligibility for in-state tuition often prevents military Family members from continuing their higher education. The Army is committed to ensuring Soldiers and Family members are afforded educational opportunity equal to the general citizenry. Denying in-state tuition or the continuation of in-state tuition causes financial hardships, often preventing continuation of education. The Army supports state implementation of favorable in-state policies for tuition rates for Soldiers and Families. A project was initiated at the Jul 02 Army Education Summit to research present policies, identify Army's objective, and prepare an Action Plan for implementing the policy in each state.
Issue Recommendation Waive out-of-state tuition for military Family members who are residing in that state on military orders for the last and current duty station. Retain in-state status once established.
Military Component Active Component
Demographic Group Family Members, Youth (College)
Subject Area Youth
Geographic Area Universal
Entered AFAP Nov 2002
Final Action Date Jan 2010
Accomplishments The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315),enacted 14 August 2008 and implemented 1 July 2009, prohibits public institutions from charging more than the in-state tuition rate to armed force members and their dependents whose domicile or permanent duty station is in the same state. The law also requires continuity of in-state tuition after the service member is reassigned to another duty station outside the state.
Outstanding Requirement
Submitting Command US Army Medical Command
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