Members of the Indiana Senate are currently pushing a measure that would extend education benefits to military veterans who are trying to transition to life after service. 

A senate committee has approved an amendment that would allow veterans to use courses and equivalency exams they took in the military as credit toward their degrees at state colleges and universities, The Associated Press reported. The measure will also encourage veterans to pursue teaching careers, and mandate that higher education institutions provide financial aid to all veterans admitted.

Amendment author state Sen. Jim Banks stated that the proposed legislation will help veterans by letting them apply what they learned in the military to their educational and occupational goals.

Indiana is just one of many states that's determined to provide support for veterans pursuing college degrees – a population that continues to grow as more servicemembers return from war in large numbers. According to NPR, the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill has helped around 860,000 veterans in its first three years. Sarah Yaw, who works with veterans at Cayuga Community College in upstate New York, told the news source that the college saw a 400 percent increase in enrolled veterans between 2009 and 2012.