Wesco’s bill helping military students is signed into law

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, March 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2018) — Military college students who are called to active duty during an academic term in Indiana will have added protections thanks to a new law authored by State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).

Wesco said House Enrolled Act 1047  provides a tuition refund or credit to members of the Indiana National Guard, bordering states’ national guards or the reserve branches who are called to active duty during their academic term in Indiana. The law signed recently by Gov. Eric Holcomb also ensures 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. 

“This law allows these students to be re-enrolled in courses that were not completed due to their active duty status,” Wesco said. “It also ensures educational opportunities aren’t taken away from those who are called away to serve our state or country.”

House Enrolled Act 1047 will go into effect July 1, 2018. For more information visit iga.in.gov.


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.