The White House announced in honor of Veterans Day that all military veterans and families that are eligible for the G.I. bill will now receive in-state tuition rates at public college and universities in the United States.
According to Reuters, “the change is part of President Barack Obama’s “steadfast commitment” to military families and aims to make sure veterans can both access and get the most out of higher education, administration officials said.”
President Obama is also working with Congress to move forward three pieces of legislation to help improve veterans’ educational benefits.
One of the bills raises standards for schools that receive G.I. bill funds. The second bill is intended to help veterans who are using the G.I. Bill and attending schools that close mid-term. The third bill, which was introduced yesterday, will increase the regulation of for-profit colleges that are targeting veterans.