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Tuition waivers for combat vets get committee approval

Oklahoma City_Press Release_Oklahoma's military combat veterans and their families would receive full college tuition waivers under legislation approved by a House subcommittee today.

House Bill 2896, by state Rep. Richard Morrissettee, would provide full resident tuition-and-fee waivers to members of the military who have served at least one tour of active duty in a combat zone with any military branch as part of the Global War on Terror. Spouses and children of those veterans would also be covered by the bill, which also provides for reimbursement for housing costs and textbooks.

"The point of House Bill 2896 is to reward our fighting men and women who put themselves in harm's way," said Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City. "It's the least that Oklahoma can do by providing access to higher education for the veterans and their families."

House Bill 2896 would provide roughly $10,000 in education benefits per recipient each year.

House Bill 2896 passed out of the House Education Subcommittee on Higher Education & Career Tech today. It will next be heard by members of the full House Education committee.

From the office of :

State Rep. Richard Morrissette

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