Holcomb signs bill supporting military students

Gov. Eric Holcomb signs State Rep. Tim Wesco’s (R-Osceola) legislation adding protections to military college students who are called to active duty into law at the Statehouse on Wednesday, April 4. 

INDIANAPOLIS —  Tuesday, Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed a new law authored by State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) adding protections to military college students who are called to active duty.

Wesco said with this new law, members of the Indiana National Guard, bordering states’ national guards or reserve branches called to active duty during their academic term in Indiana will be provided a tuition refund, credit or the ability to retake the course at no additional cost. It also ensures any financial benefits veterans may receive from the federal government are not counted against them when applying for financial aid at the state level.

“This law provides overdue protections to our citizen soldiers,” Wesco said. “We owe our country’s military men and women the best possible opportunity to complete their education during and after their service.”

This law goes into effect July 1. 

State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21, which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.


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