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Sen. Moore Appointed to Review College Costs for Veterans in MA

Friday, December 14, 2018

 

Senator Michael Moore

Senator Michael Moore was appointed by Senate President Karen Spilka to serve on a Special Commission to study the cost and feasibility of exempting Massachusetts veterans from tuition, fees and associated costs of attending public colleges and universities.

“I look forward to being part of this effort to review potential opportunities to better assist our veterans with pursuing a college education. The mission of this Special Commission reaffirms our deep appreciation to the men and women of our Armed Forces, and their families,” said Moore.

The Commission

The Special Commission was established as part of an omnibus veteran assistance bill signed into law earlier this year and codified as Chapter 218 of the Acts of 2018.

The commission will perform several functions including an evaluation of the cost and feasibility of exempting veterans from paying to attend in-state public colleges and universities, the societal impact of such an exemption for veterans and their families, and the effect of such a policy on the finances of the Commonwealth.

Moore will serve on the Special Commission alongside twelve other members including the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services, the Commissioner of the Department of Higher Education, a member appointed by the Governor who is a member of the Student Veterans of America, along with several other legislative colleagues.

By statute, the Special Commission is required to report its findings and any recommendations to the Legislature by July 1, 2019.

 

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