Veterans to Receive Financial Assistance for Higher Education

FORT WAYNE, Ind (WOWO):  Today Governor Mike Pence signed legislation that expands in-state college tuition opportunities for veterans, at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Members of the Indiana General Assembly were in attendance including State Representatives Bob Morris, Phyllis Pond, and Martin Carbaugh.

The bill allows honorably discharged veterans and active National Guard members to receive in-state tuition if they enroll in a state college within a year of moving to Indiana. Veterans wishing to apply must enroll in a state college no later than 12 months after they are discharged from the military. Additionally, they will have to establish state residency within their first year.

“Our veterans deserve the highest amounts of respect for their dedication and sacrifice to our country,” said Rep. Carbaugh. “Allowing them in-state tuition for higher education is a small way to say thank you and to assist them during the next stage of their lives.”