New enlistees should have more than two weeks to decide if keeping 1984 Montgomery GI Bill benefits is right for them. In the future, given that nearly all veterans use Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits over MGIB benefits anyway, enlistees should be made ineligible for MGIB benefits in favor of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits alone. Finally, all public colleges and universities should offer all veterans in-state (or lower) tuition in recognition of their service.
Since veterans can use both MGIB and Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits in some cases, it’s not fair to take that option away from future enlistees. Additionally, this bill’s in-state tuition requirement isn’t necessary, as schools already have to charge veterans in-state tuition and fee amounts in order to remain approved for the GI Bill program (so, the VA already effectively requires in-state tuition for any schools with veteran students).