Military Education Legislation

Veteran Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 204 (“Choice Act”)
The in-state tuition provision requires VA to disapprove programs of education under the Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI Bill programs at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans, spouses, and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms that begin after July 1, 2015. 

Students Eligible for In-State Tuition under Section 702 are: 

  • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school  within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Servicemember’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

For more information please visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/school_resources.asp

In-State Tuition Rates for Veterans
On March 25, 2014, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana Senate Bill 331 or the Second Service for Veterans Act. This act provides out of state Veterans who apply for and are accepted into education or education-equivalent programs to receive in-state tuition rates at Indiana's public higher education institutions.