2013 Indiana General Assembly

House OKs new services for veterans in college

2013-03-19T18:15:00Z 2013-03-19T18:43:04Z House OKs new services for veterans in collegeBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | Veterans attending state colleges may soon gain access to specialized services under legislation sponsored by two Northwest Indiana lawmakers that was approved 96-1 by the House Tuesday.

State Reps. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, and Vernon Smith, D-Gary, are co-sponsors of the "Combat to College" program in Senate Bill 115.

The plan calls for universities with more than 200 veteran students to provide special admissions, registration and financial assistance to veterans; veteran-relevant courses; medical care; and additional job search programs for veterans.

The legislation, which passed the Senate 50-0, is expected to be signed into law by the governor.

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