Sen. Felag bill that exempts application fees for veterans to public higher education institutions passes Senate
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Walter S. Felag’s (D-Dist. 10, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton) legislation (2019-S 0178) that authorizes the state’s higher education institutions to waive application and transcript fees for veterans passed the Rhode Island Senate tonight.
“Our brave and selfless veterans have already given so much to the people of Rhode Island through their military service and to thank them for their honorable duty, application and transcript fees should be waived if they apply to one of our public higher education institutions. We should be making their lives easier after they return home and this is just one way we can express our gratitude for their service to our country,” said Senator Felag.
The legislation states that the Council on Postsecondary Education shall authorize and encourage the presidents of the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island to exempt all veterans from any and all application and transcript fees.
The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903