Advancing West Virginia Bill Exempts Military from Free Tuition Community Service Requirement

Members of the West Virginia National Guard and other military branches may soon be exempt from a small community service requirement within the state’s tuition-free community college program, reports the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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However, House Bill 4360, which was passed by a vast majority in the House of Delegates on Monday, would remove that requirement for military members. It now moves onto the Senate.