White House Announces In-State Tuition for Veterans, Families

All recent U.S. military veterans and their families will now be able to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities throughout the country, regardless of how long they have lived in-state, the White House announced on Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day.

The change is part of President Barack Obama’s “steadfast commitment” to military families and aims to make sure veterans and their family members can both access and get the most out of higher education, administration officials said Wednesday, Reuters reported.

Officials also unveiled plans to launch a revamped comparison tool to offer veteran-specific college admission statistics to help applicants better evaluate their preferred programs.

The administration also plans to ramp up efforts to curb deceptive enrollment tactics used by schools aiming to recruit more veterans, Reuters reported.