Governor gets bill to give veterans in-state tuition

Credit: U.S. Army, Fort Bragg

Credit: U.S. Army, Fort Bragg

RALEIGH – The N.C. Senate today passed a bill that would grant military veterans in-state tuition rates at all public institutions of higher education in North Carolina.

For military members who have served at least 90 days, Senate Bill 478 waives the 12-month residency requirement for in-state tuition at state universities, colleges and community colleges.

“This is an example of how North Carolina is living up to its reputation as the most military-friendly state,” said Tom McCullum, Public Affairs Officer for Fort Bragg Garrison. “They appreciate veterans and want them to stay in the state because of their talent, work ethic and contribution to the economy.”

The Senate voted to concur on the committee substitute to the bill. The House passed it in April. It now goes by special messenger to Governor McCrory for final approval and, if he approves it, would take effect July 1.