SB 75 Provides for a tuition limitation for certain combat veterans
Sponsor: Coleman Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 0324L.05C Fiscal Note: 0324-05
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 5/18/2007 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading Journal Page:
Title: HCS SCS SB 75 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007
House Handler: Day

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SCS/SB 75 - This act provides that all institutions of higher education that receive any state funds shall limit the amount of undergraduate tuition charged to combat veterans, as defined by this act, to twenty-five percent of the cost of a credit hour, or one hundred dollars per credit hour, whichever is less, as long as the veteran achieves and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least two and one-half points on a four point scale, or its equivalent. A "combat veteran" shall include any person who served in a combat theater of operations in the military after September 11, 2001, who was a Missouri resident when first entering the military, and who was discharged from military service under honorable conditions. The period during which a combat veteran is eligible for the tuition limitation shall expire ten years from the date of the veteran's last discharge from service.

The Coordinating Board for Higher Education shall ensure that the institutions comply with the provisions of this act, and the board may promulgate any rules for the efficient implementation of the act.

This act is similar to SB 1029 (2006).