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Freeman: Bill to Increase Education Benefits for Veterans Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2018) — A bill sponsored by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) to increase education benefits for veterans who are students recently passed the Senate by a vote of 48-0.

House Enrolled Act 1047 would allow state educational institution students who are members of the Indiana National Guard, the Reserves or Armed Forces who are on active duty or called to active duty during an academic term to reenroll in an uncompleted course or receive a refund or credit.

“I am proud of the students in Indiana who made the choice to risk their lives for our state and country,” Freeman said. “If called to active duty, they should not be penalized academically, and this bill would ensure they have access to the education they sign up to receive.”

HEA 1047 would also make sure the benefits student veterans receive do not count against them for need-based financial aid.

HEA 1047 will now be considered by Gov. Eric Holcomb.


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