Mar 18, 2013 2:42 PM by JD Downing
DENVER - Monday, the House of Representatives passed state Rep. Justin Everett's measure to provide in-state tuition to all dependents of military members including spouses of military servicemen and women.
"Military families have a difficult time qualifying for in-state tuition, this bill solves that problem," said Everett, R-Littleton.
Colorado law already provides in-state tuition to dependents of military members who are stationed in Colorado who graduated from a Colorado high school and who enroll in a college or university within twelve months of their graduation. House Bill 1194 expands access to in-state tuition rates to all military dependents, including spouses, removing the high school graduate requirement.
"Every day, the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families make sacrifices defending our freedom. We owe them a debt of gratitude and helping them afford higher education is one way we can honor their sacrifices."
The bill now moves to the Senate for further consideration.