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West Virginia Senate discusses tuition for military personnel


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West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, center
(Photo by Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislative Photography)

CHARLESTON , W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia Senate’s committee on military affairs recommended two bills for passage Tuesday that would expand the rights of state military personnel.

Senate Bill 66 would expand the number of state military personnel who would qualify for in-state tuition at West Virginia colleges and universities. Under current law, only members of the West Virginia National Guard who live within the state qualify for in-state tuition.

Senate Bill 66 would extend that right to all members of state National Guard units, whether they live within the state or not. Maj. Christopher Applegate, an assistant judge advocate for the National Guard, said the intent of the bill was to help attract members to the National Guard.

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