ERIC Number: ED118161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Estimated Fiscal Impact of Extending Resident Tuition and Fee Status to All G. I. Bill veterans.
Paige, James F.
In January 1975, the Washington State Senate entertained a bill which would extend the definition of "resident student" for tuition and fee purposes to all veterans receiving benefits under the GL I. Bill of Rights. This report reviews the G.I. Bill and the financial assistance it provides, and makes an extensive analysis of the fiscal impact of the passage of this new bill. It concludes that the bill should not be passed because the substantial fiscal impact involved cannot be justified; there is no overriding educational need for such an action, and residency status can now be achieved after a one-year period. Significant findings include the following: (1) of the 25,000 veterans enrolled in Washington colleges and universities in fall 1975, only 819 are nonresidents; (2) in the U. S. as a whole, 3.3 million veterans will participate in some form of educational training program in fiscal year 1976--by 1980, this number will decline to slightly over two million; (3) the number of veterans eligible for G. I. Bill benefits is expected to decline from nine million in 1976 to four million in 1980; (4) the estimated five-year fiscal impact of extending residency status to all G. I. Bill veterans in Washington would be $3,193,764; and (5) the extension of residency status to all G.I. Bill veterans would have little if any impact on student financial aid programs. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill