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Bill seeks to waive state college application fees for vets

May 11, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill to waive state college application fees for veterans.

Democratic state Sen. Walter Felag introduced the measure, which passed the Senate Wednesday and was referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

It would authorize state higher education institutions to waive application and transcript fees for veterans. It states that the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education should encourage the presidents of the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island to do so.

Felag says it’s just one way to express gratitude for their service to the country and make their lives easier after they return home.

Felag’s district includes part of Warren, Bristol and Tiverton. He’s chairman of the Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans’ Affairs.