Fort Bragg veteran starts online petition after questioning UNC’s tuition policy

Posted at 1:45 PM, Oct 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-18 15:17:20-04

According to the, a former Army sergeant stationed at Fort Bragg has started an online petition calling for the UNC Board of Governors to end what she says is discrimination against student veterans.

Hayleigh Perez served four years and was honorably discharged in 2009.

According to the article, she was denied in-state tuition at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke last year.

Her husband is still an active-duty service member. They came back to Fort Bragg this year after being transferred to Texas in 2009. During that time, the article states that the couple maintained a home in the state that was purchased in 2008.

She was denied in-state status so her tuition costs at UNCP were not fully covered by the GI Bill.

A year ago, the GI Bill program stopped paying out-of-state rates at public colleges and universities.

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