After nearly three years of fighting for legislation that would allow in-state tuition waivers for Veterans here in California, the Governor included the appropriate language in the Budget Act of 2015 (SB 81). Veterans will no longer need to fret that they will be ineligible to receive their Post 9/11 GI Bill funding from the Federal Government.
Our office has been fighting tirelessly to pass legislation that would enable California colleges at all levels to offer in-state tuition waivers for Veterans attending college in California. Without this waiver ALL Veterans in California, resident or not, would lose the ability to utilize their Post 9/11 GI Bill funding for college.
Special thanks to:
San Diego Community College District
Peralta Community College District
Los Rios Community College District
South Orange County Community College District
Kern Community College District
Yosemite Community College District
California Catholic Conference, Inc.
American Legion-Department of California
AMVETS-Department of California
California Association of County Veterans Service Officers
Military Officers Association-California Council of Chapters
Veterans of Foreign Wars-Department of California
Vietnam Veterans of America-California State Council
North Orange County Community College District
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
County of Los Angeles
Coast Community College District
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
California Federation of Teachers
Student Veterans of America