After leaving the military, many veterans may have a desire to continue their schooling at the collegiate level. If they do, career prospects and financial planning will likely be on their minds as they search for the right program.
What should come as welcome news to these individuals is that colleges and universities in Indiana will soon become more affordable to veterans, The Courier-Journal reported. Thanks to Act 177, which was recently passed by the state Senate, veterans who were honorably discharged, as well as active National Guard members from beyond Indiana's borders will be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
Not only is this a way to give back to the nation's veterans, but it will bring new talent to Indiana as well. Those who may never have considered pursuing a degree in Indiana could now make their way to the Hoosier State.
"They come here, get their degree, and then stay to join our workforce," Senator Jim Banks told the news source.
Of course, former servicemembers do not need to relocate to Indiana to receive help covering the costs of a college degree. Programs like the Post-9/11 GI Bill also provide financial assistance for education to individuals who have received an honorable discharge, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.