Monday, August 3, 2009

Post-9/11 GI Bill has perfect timing for increase of VA in-state tution

Talk about perfect timing. The Commonwealth of Virginia got $126.7 million in federal stimulus funds for 2010 to help keep down the increase with in-state tuition. The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill went into effect the first of this month. The State Council of Higher Education reports that tuition at the Virginia's in-state schools will increase by 5% for the upcoming school year.

College affordability is a huge issue for Virginia, considering the economy and the rising unemployment numbers. At least for our nation's bravest men and women who have put their live on the line for this country, this updated G.I. Bill will enable them to afford college during a time when it is increasingly getting beyond the financial reach of so many. This bill was due to the hard work of Senator Webb and former Senator John Warner.

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