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My name is Joshua Sellards. I am sending you this email to explain my situation with Kansas State University. I was stationed in Camp Pendleton California for my 4 year enlistment. Upon reaching the end of my contract I decided to EAS and attend college. The college that accepted me was Kansas State University. On August 16, 2011, I left Camp Pendleton for Salina KS to start class on August 22, 2011. My active duty did not end until September 11, 2011. Therefore, I was still active duty when classes started. I was told by the register that me being on active duty did not count for anything and that I had to live in the state for one year before I could gain in-state tuition. After living in the state for the year I applied for in-state tuition. For the second time, I was told that I have to buy a house and then I could gain in-state tuition because I showed them that I did not come to the state just for college. On march, 22 2013, I bought my first house at 815 state St in Salina ks. After I was moved in, I contacted the University again for in-state tuition and again I was denied. I then set up an appeal. On that appeal I was told that I had to be stationed in Kansas to gain in-state tuition. I am in my third year at Kansas State University. I have over $40,000 in student loans due to out-of-state tuition fees. I looking to change the law that would make it clear to all veterans that their GI bill will cover their tuition and fees. I also want to change my tuition rate for this next year so I don’t have to gain more student loan debt. Thank you for reading this email.
Even worse, the Highway Trust Fund could be insolvent as early as July.
I would like to know your stand on Surface Transportation Funding?
As you know, the next re-authorization will focus on funding, do you favor one funding option over another?
I will be sending out cards for area invites. Please send a list if you have it to the email below.
Thank you in advance for thinking about taking this on! .Your thoughtfulness and sanity will be a breath of fresh air for the 1st district of Kansas.
I will probably donate and volunteer in the future