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Should Virginia follow Oklahoma and give in-state status to out-of-state ROTC cadets?

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Jul 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-15 12:25:27-04

Norfolk, Va. – On July 8th, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallon signed a bill into law that grants in-state status to all college students in the state that are members of a Reserve Officers Training Corp, or ROTC, program.

The law will save thousands of out-of-state Oklahoma students over $10,000 per year in tuition and fees because of their new in-state status.

Virginia has a strong tradition of ROTC programs including Virginia Tech’s Corp of Cadets and Virginia Military Institute.

Should Virginia follow Oklahoma’s lead and grant in-state status to all ROTC cadets, or is this a bad use of taxpayer dollars?

–Andrew Green