In-state tuition may be reality for out-of-state veterans
By Danae Lenz, Nebraska News Service
LINCOLN--Out-of-state veterans who were honorably discharged may soon be able to pay in-state tuition. The bill, LB 740, passed unanimously in the Education Committee with one member absent and has already advanced to the second stage of floor consideration.
The bill's sponsor, Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, has made it her priority bill, and says now is the time to act, partially because of the estimated million military members expected to be discharged as foreign military engagements wind down. She also said it is necessary because it would add quality to Nebraska and would allow universities to grow even more.
"It is a great benefit to recruit and retain veterans to improve our population," Crawford said Monday. "But at the same time, it meets important educational goals of our state and important workforce goals in our state."