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Bill To Give Military and Families In-State Tuition



by Alasyn Zimmerman

COLORADO — College is expensive for just about everyone, but for military families many of them face challenges when it comes to getting in-state tuition.

“I don’t need to tell anyone that out of state tuition is, frankly, out of control, like most tuition costs” said Representative Bri Buentello (D- Pueblo) a prime sponsor of the bill. Buentello, a military wife herself says getting in-state tuition can be a burden for military service members and their spouses.

The bill, which passed a committee earlier this week, would give in-state tuition to active duty or honorable discharged military as well as their spouses and children. Currently, many families have to live in Colorado for a year in order to receive in-state tuition.

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