Lawmakers Weigh Cuts to Tuition Waivers

LARAMIE — A state program providing free tuition to veterans and their families could be reduced during the Wyoming Legislature’s upcoming budget session beginning Feb. 12.

The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee further considered a proposed bill that would amend the program during a callback meeting with the Community College Commission on Monday.

Jim Rose, the commission’s executive director, said by limiting eligibility to first-time degree seekers and limiting the length of eligibility from 10 to eight semesters, Wyoming could save money at a time when the state is strapped for cash.

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