Children and spouses of Veterans who die from service-connected injuries will be guaranteed in-state tuition rates under new legislation recently approved by Congress. The measure — the Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act — passed without objection in the House. Senate lawmakers had approved the legislation back in June.

The change is expected to affect about 150,000 surviving dependents, potentially saving them tens of thousands in higher education expenses each year. It concerns beneficiaries using Veterans Affairs’ Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.

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