A bill authored by State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) that would extend in-state tuition rates to veterans who live in states bordering Indiana unanimously passed the House Committee on Education Wednesday, March 17.
Senate Bill 93 would allow veterans of the U.S. Military and the Indiana National Guard who are residents of Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky or Ohio to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at Indiana colleges and universities. The individual applying for in-state tuition under this legislation would have to apply to an Indiana institution within three years of the veteran's discharge.
"Studies show that 27% of veterans find it difficult re-entering civilian life," Boots said. "This legislation would give the men and women who have selflessly served our nation a chance to more affordably receive a higher education and begin a new career."
SB 93 will now move to the full House of Representatives for consideration.