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Vets may qualify for in-state tuition


Out-of-state veterans may be able to get in-state tuition for a college education thanks to a bi-partisan bill.

The proposal would provide a tuition fee waiver for veterans looking to attend a state university. Senator Jack Latvala says this will give those who have fought for our country an opportunity to go to school in Florida at the same price as those living in the state.

"They may have been stationed somewhere else last tour of their duty or whatever, then they may want to come back here. They maintain their residency here, their voter registration here but they don't physically live here well this will allow them to come back and be part of our state and get the education," said Sen. Jack Latvala, (R) of Clearwater.

The bill passed unanimously through an education subcommittee. There is one more committee for the proposal to go through.