Governor Pence travels to Fort Wayne today where he will sign the Soldier‘s Tuition bill into law.
The bill provides Indiana‘s veteran‘s in-state tuition to the state‘s colleges and universities.
Senator Jim Banks (R-Columbia City), who authored the bill, says it is a win-win for Indiana and veterans because veterans have a skill sets from their service that will benefit employers in the state.
“No where else can we find the great set of skills that we can find among our veterans because of the training they receive,” Banks says. “This bill will attract veterans to move to Indiana.”
Banks says he thinks free tuition will encourage veterans to take advantage of the opportunity.
Veterans who are not from Indiana would have to live in the state for a year before they are eligible. The free tuition also applies to National Guard members.