Governor McCrory is calling for in-state tuition for veterans in his new budget.
The budget he will present to the General Assembly is calling for the tuition rates for those attending one of the state’s 58 community colleges.
“More than 60,000 service men and women are expected to separate from the armed services in North Carolina during next five years as the war in Afghanistan winds down,” McCrory said. "Make no mistake, we want more veterans to make North Carolina their home. We want their skills to help build our economy and their leadership to strengthen our communities and state. In-state community college tuition is designed to help them start their civilian careers in North Carolina.”
The announcement was made at the inaugural Women Veterans Summit and Expo. More than 500 female veterans from across the state were in attendance.
In addition to the tuition announcement, McCrory signed an executive order creating a Governor’s Working Group on Veterans Service Members and Their Families. Cornell Wilson, the governor’s military advisor, and Ilario Pantano, the director of N.C Veterans Affairs will lead the group.