33 Million Dollars Going to Veterans
GAINESVILLE -- Governor Rick Scott signed a series of bills that went into law starting today.
They include a GI tuition bill that should make florida colleges and universities much more desirable.
The governor is allocating 33 million dollars to fund in state tuition and promoting veterans to come to Florida.
Students at the University of Florida have lobbied on behalf of veterans for many years.
The battle is finally over and veterans from all over the nation can not attend state schools without having to worry about the high prices of out of state tuition.
The bill will also allow veterans spouses and families to be covered under in state tuition. something schools around the country have already been doing for years.
For veterans at the University of Florida they served the country and are trying to become a civilian again.
(Danny Makowsky, UF student) "took an oath to defend this nation, therefore i should be able to go to school in my opinion anywhere in this nation. "
The more than $30 million package requires visit florida to spend $1 million a year on marketing aimed at veterans.
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