This is so dumb on so many levels. Obviously, the Navy vet wasn’t living in Iraq, he was serving in Iraq.
And how about the geniuses in the administration at the University of Michigan? Way to honor America’s heroes, folks!
Liz Klimas of The Blaze reports.
Veteran Returns to College After Serving in Navy…and Now University Is Trying to Charge Him ‘Out of State’ Tuition Because of It
A University of Michigan student who took a break from studies to serve four years in the U.S. Navy and then returned to academics is saying the school has a policy that is discriminating against veterans.
Sophomore Brian Stone told WIDV when he returned from service to the university, he was billed for out-of-state tuition, adding $10,000.
“And then I got a letter in the mail saying that due to my overseas service that I may be considered an out-of-state resident. I had a $6,000 bill that was left for me,” Stone said according to WIDV.
“We’re not happy about this policy. We think it pushes veterans away,” he continued. “Actually, we’ve lost 40 percent of our veterans this semester at the University of Michigan Dearborn just because of this.”
Stone, as part of the Student Veterans Association, asked university leaders Thursday to change this policy.
He also started a petition for his cause and included these other examples of veterans he believes were discriminated against through the policy:
In one case, the residency classification office told a veteran she needed to legally separate from her spouse, who is working out of state to pay for her extra tuition, in order to “cut out-of-state ties” and receive in state tuition.
In another case, they told an Iraq war veteran and Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, who had never left the state of Michigan except for military deployments, that he was an out of state resident because he “left the state of Michigan and went to Iraq for a year.”
Veteran Returns to College After Serving in Navy…and Now University Is Trying to Charge Him ‘Out of State’ Tuition Because of It (The Blaze)