Bills Advance To Benefit Virginia's Active-Duty Military Students

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Virginia’s active-duty military students may obtain college credit for their service and priority in registering for classes under two bills that advanced in the General Assembly today.

The House Education Committee this morning unanimously voted in support of two bills to accomplish those goals. The end result could benefit thousands of military service members in Hampton Roads seeking degrees from Tidewater Community College, Old Dominion University and other public schools.

House Bill 548 will require public colleges and universities to institute policies providing certain administrative benefits to active-duty military, such as priority in enrolling for classes. The goal is to “recognize the scheduling difficulties and obligations encountered by m

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