ERIC Number: ED555524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
In-State Tuition Policies under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. ECS Education Policy Analysis
Fulton, Mary; Sponsler, Brian A.
Education Commission of the States
Ensuring access and affordability to a postsecondary education for veterans and their dependents has long been a focus of federal and state education policy. Developing policy to support educational attainment among these individuals has required state policymakers to address residency requirements for veterans to determine eligibility for in-state tuition benefits. Yet recent revisions to federal statute--changes that go into full effect in July 2015-- have shifted the policy landscape in a significant and meaningful way. Beginning July 1, 2015, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (Choice Act) requires that all public postsecondary institutions offer in-state tuition rates to qualified veterans and their dependents, regardless of state residency status. This ECS Policy Analysis provides state and postsecondary leaders with a review of the Choice Act requirements, key information on deadlines, considerations for evaluating state policy for compliance and examples of policy actions. Appended to the document are: (1) Data Snapshot: Veteran population; Percent Change in Veteran Population by State; and Endnotes.
Descriptors: Tuition, In State Students, Veterans Education, Access to Education, Accountability, School Choice, Policy Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Educational Policy, Eligibility, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Federal Programs, Institutional Role, Population Distribution, Educational Practices, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; Oklahoma; South Dakota; Washington