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Missouri House Endorses Plan to Limit Tuition for Recent Veterans

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Ryan Famuliner
The Capitol building in Jefferson City. GOP legislators are opposing the appointment of a Columbia attorney to the UM System Board of Curators.

House members have voted unanimously to make changes to the Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act to cap tuition for veterans who enlisted after Sept. 11, 2001, at $50 per credit hour.

The Joplin Globe reports Monday's 149-0 vote could have significant implications for veterans who are inundated with costs related to tuition, such as student fees and room and board.

University of Missouri graduate student Sean McLafferty testified during the bill's committee hearing that MU currently charges $276 per credit hour for in-state tuition.

Rep. Charlie Davis, a Webb City Republican, says he is confident the bill will pass in the Senate. A hearing date has not been set for the measure.


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