Wesco’s bill aiding military students could soon be law

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, February 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2018) — State Rep. Tim Wesco’s (R-Osceola) bill that would protect military college students who are called to active duty during an academic term could soon be law.

Wesco said this legislation would ensure military college students who are called to active duty receive a tuition reimbursement or the opportunity to re-enroll in courses. It would also ensure that any financial benefits veterans may receive from the federal government are not counted against them in applying for financial aid at the state level.

“We would be ensuring that those who serve in the military to protect our state and nation can continue their education when they return from duty,” Wesco said. “Those serving our country should not have to choose between furthering their education and joining the armed services.”

The bill would apply to all military personnel, including members of the Indiana National Guard and reserve branches, and those who are from another state and are attending a state college or university in Indiana.

Wesco’s bill can now advance to the governor for consideration. To learn more about House Enrolled Act 1047, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21, which

includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

A high-resolution photo of Wesco can be downloaded by clicking here.