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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Students--Military


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
CASigned into law 08/2014P-12California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program.
A.B. 1781
From bill summary: Amends the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program to require a qualifying member, to be eligible to receive an award for a summer session turn, to also submit a letter from his/her unit commander that states that the su...

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RISigned into law 07/2014Postsec.Educational Benefits for Disabled Veterans
H.B. 7389
This act entitles a disabled American veteran who is a permanent resident of this state, to a waiver for free admission into competitive programs at any public institution of higher education in the state; provided, that the disabled veteran meets the academic...

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WVAdopted 06/2014Community CollegeMilitary Student Withdrawal Policy
WV ADC s 135-56-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ensures that enrolled students who are called to military duty are afforded a fair and efficient procedure of withdrawing from classes, completing course work or securing a leave of absence from course attendance, when feasible. This rule also is to provide gu...

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PASigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Military Leave of Absence
H.B. 1460
Requires educational institutions to place an "M" on the grade transcript of a military member or spouse for all classes that they are unable to complete due to a military leave of
absence.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtT...

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OHSigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Better Serving Military College Students and Veterans
H.B. 488
By December 31, 2014, directs the chancellor of the board of regents to:
- Develop standards for postsecondary institutions to use in awarding credit for military training, experience and coursework
- Create a military articulation and transfer assurance guid...

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CTSigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Military Occupational Licensing Data
H.B. 5028
From bill summary: This bill amends sHB 5299, as amended by House Amendment "A" and passed by the House, which requires various governmental licensing authorities to certify, waive, grant, or award certain licenses, registrations, examinations, training, or cr...

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NHSigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Waives Residency Requirements for Veterans
H.B. 624
Waives the residency requirement for veterans attending the university system of New Hampshire and allows veterans to be eligible for in-state tuition immediately after establishing residence in the state. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB06...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Dual Enrollment and Veterans
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 32: Removes language that defined grounds on which postsecondary institutions may recruit dual enrollment students. Provides that if a postsecondary institution enrolls a high school student in a course, the institution must also enroll in th...

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PASigned into law 05/2014Postsec.
Community College
Course Scheduling Preference for Military Vets
H.B. 1164
Requires all community colleges, state-related universities and state-owned universities in the Commonwealth to provide students with course scheduling preference who are military veterans discharged or released from military service under conditions other tha...

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MDSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Tuition Assistance for Members of Disbanded National Guard Units
S.B. 610
Removes the requirement that members of the Maryland National Guard who are receiving tuition support remain active members is their national guard unit is disbanded after September 1, 2013 and allows those students to transfer to a national guard unit in anot...

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SCSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.National Guard Assistance Program
H.B. 3784
Provides that National Guard members, upon completion of basic and advanced training, become eligible for college assistance program grants. Allows appropriations to the National Guard Assistance Program be carried forward to a subsequent fiscal year and to ex...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Oklahoma Student Veteran Leave of Absence Act of 2014
S.B. 1830
Creates the Oklahoma Student Veteran Leave of Absence Act of 2014. Allows those called up for military duty to withdraw and receive a refund for any and all classes while on active
duty. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/SB/SB1830%20ENR....

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WASigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Academic Credit for Military Training
S.B. 5969
Requires postsecondary institutions to adopt a policy to award academic credit for military training applicable to the student's certificate or degree requirements. Requires that the policy apply to any individual who is enrolled in the institution who has suc...

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NESigned into law 03/2014Postsec.In-State Tuition for Veterans
L.B. 740
Statement of intent: LB 740 grants residency for the purposes of in-state tuition for recently separated veterans, their spouses and dependents. Specifically, veterans who separated from a branch of the
Armed Forces of the United States within the past two yea...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.College Credit for Veterans
H.B. 32
Requires a public college or university to notify veterans applying for admission that in order to receive credit for military training and experience, the veteran is required to meet with a college counselor. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/hbillenr/HB0032.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.In-State Tuition for Military Servicemembers and Veterans
H.B. 45
From bill summary: Clarifies and amends provisions related to the types of evidence that a military servicemember, a veteran, and an immediate family member of a servicemember or veteran must provide to be considered a resident for in-state tuition purposes.

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission
H.B. 313
Establishes the Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission. Includes among membership the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services (or designee) and a representative from the board of regents. Directs the commission to study and make recommend...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Veterans Centers at Institutions of Higher Education
S.B. 68
Directs the board of regents to conduct a study on the feasibility of providing a veterans' walk-in center or services at each state institution of higher education. Requires the study, including the implementation plan with funding and other recommendations, ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Veterans Tuition Gap Program
S.B. 16
From bill summary: Creates the Veterans Tuition Gap Program, to provide recipients of federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act benefits with additional grants to complete a bachelor's degree at certain institutions of higher education when federal...

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INSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Policies to Encourage Veterans to Become Teachers
S.B. 331
Establishes the second service for veterans program to attract veteran students to the teaching profession. Requires state educational institutions to adopt a policy to award educational credit to a veteran or a person currently serving in the U.S. armed force...

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TNSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Veterans, Higher Education
S.B. 1433
Allows certain veterans, who are classified as out-of-state students, to pay in-state tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB1433.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Scholarship Benefits for Dependents of Veterans
S.B. 85
Relates to postsecondary education scholarship benefits to dependents of veterans. For first-time applicants in fall 2014-15, limits benefits to undergraduate courses of study only, and limits the value of tuition paid to the in-state tuition rate of the Alaba...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Student Residency
H.B. 429
Revises the definition of "resident student" at a community college to include a member of the armed services who entered service as a resident of the community college district and who has maintained resident status, but is not stationed within the community ...

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VASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program
H.B. 576
Deems certain surviving spouses and dependents of military service eligible for the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?141+ful+HB576ER+pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2014Postsec.Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program
S.B. 481
Deems certain surviving spouses and dependents of military service eligible for the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program if the service member through whom they claim eligibility (i) has had a physical presence in Virginia for at least ...

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CASigned into law 10/2013Postsec.Exemption of Certain Veterans from Nonresident Tuition
S.B. 290
From bill summary: Makes a 1-year exemption from payment of nonresident tuition applicable to a student enrolled, or intending to enroll, at a campus of the California Community Colleges, or as an undergraduate
at a campus of the California State University, w...

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CTIssued 09/2013P-12
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Military Personnel Certifications and Awarding of College Credit
E.O. 36
Governor orders and directs the state department of education to make revisions to policies in order to ensure that relevant military education and skills receive recognition in certification and licensing processes, to identify state and federal laws that pro...

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DESigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Delaware Veterans Trust Fund
H.B. 85
Grants authority to the Delaware Commission of Veterans' Affairs to establish and administer the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund which allows honorably discharged Delaware veterans to petition the Fund for financial assistance relative to education. http://www.le...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Priority University/College Enrollment for Service Members and Veterans
S.B. 2245
Requires that the governing board of each public university and community college give a service member or veteran the earliest possible enrollment opportunity that the institution offers. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/SB/PDF/09800SB2245lv.pdf...

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RISigned into law 07/2013P-12Credit for Military Training
H.B. 5711, S.B. 638
Requires that all higher education institutions in the state adopt a policy and promulgate regulations to award educational credits to veterans enrolled in their institution for courses that were part of the student's military training.
http://webserver.rilin...

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ORSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Purple Heart Veteran Education Benefits
H.B. 2158
Amends existing law to require that the student provide proof that the student has established a physical presence in Oregon within 12 months of being enrolled at the public university or community college. Allows for the amount of tuition waived under this se...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Veterans in Higher Education
S.B. 1158
Amends eligibility requirements for tuition exemption for spouses and children of veterans; requires veteran to either be totally and permanently disabled or meet the eligibility requirements for individual unemployability. Transfers oversight of program from ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Readmission of Veterans to Graduate/Professional Programs; Study of Education Benefits and Tuition Exemptions
S.B. 1159
Requires a general academic teaching institution or a medical and dental unit to readmit a person who was initially offered admission to, but did not enter or withdrew from, a graduate or professional program due to deployment on active military duty outside t...

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NHSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Credit for Military Service, Training and Experience
H.B. 519
Requires that the division of higher education in the department of education develop and adopt a policy on academic credit for a student's military occupation, military training, coursework, and experience, and to consult with institutions of higher education...

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SCSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Postsecondary Credit for Military Training
S.B. 417
Provides a public, postsecondary institution may award educational credit to an honorably discharged member of the Armed Forces for a course that is part of military training. Requires institution to implement related policies, regulations within a specified t...

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NJSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Veterans Higher Education Commission
S.B. 1961
Creates the Veterans Higher Education Commission. Mandates the Commission to study and advise the Legislature and Governor on how to successfully transition veterans to higher education communities. Directs the Commission to study policies and programs to incr...

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COSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.In-state Tuition For Military Dependants
H.B. 1194
Amends in-state tuition classification for dependents of military personnel. Provides a dependent is eligible for in-state tuition classification when the member moves to Colorado on a permanent change-of-station basis, regardless of the length of the member's...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Residency Determination for Military Students, Spouses, and Dependents
H.B. 424
Requires a public postsecondary institution, for purposes of admission and tuition, to consider as a resident student a full-time active duty member of the U.S. armed forces stationed in Alabama (or spouse), or a member of the Alabama National Guard or veteran...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Postsecondary Military Students and Licensure Renewal for Deployed Military
H.B. 338
Requires board of a state public educational institution, community college, or technical school to adopt, by December 31, 2013, a policy requiring each institution under the board's supervision to award credit to students for prior military training or servic...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.In-State Tuition for Veterans
H.B. 935
Exempts honorably discharged veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces from paying out-of-state tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State if the individual resides in or is domiciled in the State.
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2013RS/Chapters_nol...

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INSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Tuition Rates for Veterans
S.B. 177
Provides that qualified veterans are eligible for the resident tuition rate for undergraduate courses upon enrolling in a state educational institution not later than 12 months after discharge or separation from the United States armed forces or Indiana Nation...

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MTSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Scholarships for Montana Purple Heart recipients
H.B. 447
Provides higher education scholarships for eligible Montana Purple Heart recipients.
http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2013/billpdf/HB0447.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Veteran Advocates
H.B. 2490
Directs postsecondary institutions to establish and implement measures to improve veteran access, retention, and degree completion. Stipulates specific measures, including awarding prior learning, providing financial and psychological counseling, and veteran-f...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Statewide Policy for Active Duty Veterans
H.B. 2491
Establishes a uniform course completion policy for veterans called to active duty. Directs the Policy Commission and Community and Technical College Council to jointly develop policy so that veterans are not unduly and negatively affected by course withdrawals...

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WASigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Rights of Higher Education Students Involved in Military Service
S.B. 5343
Grants attendance flexibility towards active service members of the Washington national guard or any other military reserve or guard component who is a student at an institution of higher education and who is ordered for a period of thirty days or less to eith...

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WASigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Early Course Registration Period for Eligible Veterans and National Guard Members
H.B. 1109
Mandates institutions of higher education that offer an early course registration period for any segment of the student population to have a process in place to offer students who are eligible veterans or national guard members early course registration. New s...

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KSSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Credit for Military Training
H.B. 2078
Authorizes certain licensing boards to accept education, training or experience completed in the military towards licensure.
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/documents/hb2078_enrolled.pdf...

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AKSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Military Training for Transferable Credit/Temporary License
H.B. 84
Accepts military education, training, and service for some or all of the qualifications otherwise required of an applicant for a license or certificate provided the
service is substantially equivalent to some or all of the qualifications otherwise required an...

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HIPassed 04/2013P-12
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Consolidated Military Transition, Immersion, and Education Center
H.R. 72
Urges the various branches of the U.S. armed forces in Hawaii, in cooperation with the military affairs council of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, to establish an interagency working group to assess the operational and budegetary feasibility of a Consolidat...

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INSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Combat to College Program.
S.B. 115
Creates and defines the Combat to College program. Each state institution that has at least 200 veterans enrolled will create a Combat to College program. Defines program requirements, role of program coordinator.
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/SE/SE...

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KSSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Credit for Online Courses - Military Students
H.B. 2181
Authorizes a licensing body to waive educational requirements towards certification or licensure for any former military service member who completes a distance education course through an accredited educational institution.
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b20...

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ORSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Exemption From Nonresident Status for Higher Education
H.B. 2787
Provides exemption from nonresident status for higher education to students (or students who are financially dependent upon a person who is
not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States) who are not United States residents and attending a p...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.College Credits for Veterans
H.B. 254
Requires an institution within the state higher education system to award credit for military service and training as recommended by a postsecondary accreditation agency or association designated by the state board of regents or the Utah College of Applied Tec...

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MTSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Credit for Prior Learning Through Military Service
H.B. 317
Authorizes the commissioner to develop criteria for awarding academic credit at a postsecondary institution for a student's prior learning through military service
and submit a proposed policy that incorporates those criteria to the board of regents for approv...

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NMSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Military War Veteran Scholarship Fund
H.B. 247
Creates the Military War Veteran Scholarship Fund. Defines "military war veteran," sets scholarship eligibility requirements, and describes the authority and responsibilities for both the Higher Education Department and the Veterans' Services Department in adm...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Priority Registration for Veterans
A.B. 2133
From bill summary: Enacts the Combat to College Act of 2012, which authorizes a qualifying student to use the 4 academic years during which the California Community Colleges and the California State University are required, and the University of California is ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Community CollegeAcademic Credit for Prior Military Experience
A.B. 2462
Directs the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, using common course descriptors and pertinent recommendations of the American Council on Education, to determine by July 1, 2015, the courses for which credit should be awarded for prior military ex...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Student Residency Requirements for Veterans.
A.B. 2478
From bill summary: Makes students who were stationed in California for more than one year as active duty military for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged from the military exempt from paying nonresident tuition. Revises that provision for ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Credit for Veterans' Military Experience
A.C.R. 159
Encourages the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California to consider and adopt the American Council on Education credit recommendations to give
veterans due credit for their military experience. http://www...

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NVAdopted 07/2012Postsec.Establishing the Governor's Interagency Council on Veterans Affairs
Executive Order #2012-15
Establishes the Governor's Interagency Council on Veterans Affairs to help identify and prioritize the needs of Nevada veterans. The Council is to produce a report for the governor on how to improve services to veterans. http://gov.nv.gov/news/item/4294973661/...

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LASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Resident Tuition for Certain Veterans
H.B. 435
Provides that, with the exception of tuition charged to a veteran under the federal Yellow Ribbon Program, a student who has served in the U.S. armed forces and physically resides in Louisiana for the duration of his enrollment in a state public institution of...

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MASigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Academic Credit for Military Students
S.B. 2254
Requires public institution of higher education to develop a set of policies and procedures governing the evaluation of a student's military occupation, military training, coursework and experience, to determine whether academic credit shall be awarded by the ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.National Guard Classified as Residents for Purposes of In-State Tuition
H.B. 97
Classifies certain members of the Alabama National Guard as residents eligible for in-state tuition rates....

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SCSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Military Student Absence - Make-up Work
H.B. 3558
Requires all state institutions of higher education to allow students to complete assignments or take make-up examinations when an absence is caused by attending or participating in military service, duty, training, or disaster relief efforts. http://www.scsta...

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LASigned into law 05/2012Postsec.State Scholarship Program Eligibility for Students in Armed Forces
H.B. 945
Revises eligibility provisions for students who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces relative to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students. Provides for initial award eligibility and continuing eligibility for certain students who reenlist in the United States Ar...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.occupations; creating post-military service occupation, education and credentialing act. effective date.
S.B. 1863
Creates the Post-Military Service Occupation, Education and Credentialing Act. Authorizes the public and private institutions of higher education and the career and technology centers to utilize the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Arm...

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AKSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Military Training/Postsecondary Credit
H.B. 282
Directs the department or applicable board to accept military education, training, and service credit for some or all of the qualifications otherwise required of an applicant for a license or certificate issued or to accept academic credit towards a degree or ...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Postsecondary Course Registration for Veterans
H.B. 45
Requires each Florida College System institution and state university that offers priority course registration for a segment of the student population, or upon implementation of priority course registration for a segment of the student population, to provide p...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.College Credit for Military Training and Education Courses
H.B. 347
Requires the board of governors and the state board of education to adopt regulations & rules, respectively, that enable U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers to earn college credit at public postsecondary institutions for college-level training and education acqui...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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Veterans
S.B. 922
Establishes August 7th of each year as "Purple Heart Day," and encourages schools to commemorate Purple Heart Day and honor those wounded or killed while serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. Requires each Florida College System institution and sta...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Early Graduation Military Service Award Program
H.F. 2949
Clarifies eligibility for the early graduation military service award program. Establishes a deadline for submission of application and request for payment for early graduation military service award. Clarifies that once the original amount of the award has be...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Postsecondary - Veterans
H.B. 2961
Provides that a combat veteran shall be allowed to register for classes prior to the general student population at any public institution of higher education. Stipulates early registration shall occur using the same procedure used by student athletes, disabled...

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PASigned into law 04/2012Community CollegeState Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program Act
S.B. 560
Establishes State Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program. Allows each member of the Assembly to establish a state military college selection committee. Sets minimum qualifications for applicant selection.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOC...

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HISigned into law 04/2012Postsec.College-Credit Equivalency Program
H.B. 2639
Amends the University of Hawaii college-credit equivalency program to provide for the awarding of credit for service in the U.S. armed forces. Requires the program to develop a learning assessment or other criteria to determine college-level learning gained du...

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NJSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Teacher Certification of Veterans
S 1026
Establishes a four-year "VETeach Pilot Program" pilot to facilitate the teacher certification of veterans.

Provides that Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will enroll in a 36-month teacher preparation program, a single cohort of students who are veterans...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Scholarships for Spouse and Child of Military Member
H.B. 386
SCHOLARSHIPS - Amends existing law relating to scholarships to revise provisions relating to eligibility of a scholarship of a spouse or child, to establish provisions relating to eligibility for a scholarship for a child of a military member, to establish pro...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Academic Credit for Military Training
S.B. 1299
Helps separating service members who leave the military with documented training and experience that can prepare them for civilian employment; but this documentation is not always used by state entities to qualify them for licenses required for their occupatio...

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INSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Credit for Military Education and Training.
H.B. 1116
Requires a state educational institution to adopt a policy to award educational credit to an individual who is enrolled in a state educational institution and successfully completes courses that: (1) are part of the individual's military service; (2) meet the ...

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VASigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Higher Education; Course Credit for Military Experience
H.B. 195
Requires the governing boards of each public institution of higher education, in accordance with guidelines developed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to implement policies that award academic credit to students for educational experience...

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VASigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Higher Education; Scheduling Active Duty Military
H.B. 548
Requires public institutions of higher education, in accordance with guidelines developed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to implement policies that recognize the scheduling difficulties and obligations of active duty military personnel....

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SDSigned into law 02/2012Postsec.Veteran Residency Requirements
S.B. 80
Exempts veterans from the twelve-month residency requirement for the purposes of tuition and fees. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/SB80ENR.pdf...

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TXAdopted 02/2012Postsec.Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
19 TAC 21.2244
Amends eligibility requirements for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program to clarify that students who have completed the equivalent of four years of ROTC training are eligible, if the institution awards ROTC credit for prior service in any branch of sp...

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TXAdopted 02/2012Postsec.Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
19 TAC 21.2099, 2100, 2102, 2107, 2108
Amends provisions of the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act). From February 24, 2012 Texas Register (page 50 http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0224/0224adop.pdf): Clarifies that eligible veterans residing out of...

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NYIssued 11/2011Postsec.Continuing the New York State Council on Returning Veterans and Their Families
Executive Order 34
Continues the New York State Council on Returning Veterans and Their Families, and expands the membership and mission. Expansion of membership adds the Commissioner of the State Education Department, the President of the Higher Education Services Corporation o...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Postsec.Residency Requirements for Military or Dependents
A.B. 882
From bill summary: Amends state law to conform with federal law granting a member of the Armed Forces, or his or her dependent, entitlement to resident classification for so long as he or she is continuously enrolled at that institution. Requests the Regents o...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12
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California Cadet Corps
S.B. 537
From bill summary: Authorizes the organization of a California Cadet Corps (http://www.cadet.org/cadet/site/default.asp) at each college, community college or school where there is not currently a J.R.O.T.C. or R.O.T.C. program, and under such rules and regula...

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CASigned into law 09/2011Postsec.Priority Enrollment for Veterans
S.B. 813
From bill summary: Existing law requires the California State University and each community college district, and requests the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.National Guard Scholarship Program
H.B. 153 - National Guard Scholarship Program
Amends various provisions related to the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program. Makes students at private institutions of higher education, community colleges, state community colleges, university branches, and technical colleges eligible for participation. ...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.College Credits for Military Personnel
H.B. 500
Awards educational credits to a student enrolled in a public college or university, who is also a veteran, for courses that are part of the student's military training or service and that meet certain academic standards. Provides definitions and implementation...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Tuition Exemption for Military Members
H.B. 232
Revises current statute on providing tuition exemption for family members of a member of the Louisiana National Guard.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=760079...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Postsecondary Tuition and Fee Exemptions for Military Personnel, Veterans and Dependents
S.B. 639
Specifies that military personnel, veterans or dependents seeking the tuition exemption must be currently residing in the state, effective with fall 2011 (provides grandfather clause for existing recipients who received an exemption while residing out of state...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011Community CollegeCommunity College Credit for Military Education/Training
S.B. 275
Directs the board of each community college district, in consultation with the department of veterans' affairs, to develop standards for the district to award credit for education and training obtained during service in the U.S. Armed Forces. Requires the comm...

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VASigned into law 04/2011Postsec.In-State Eligibility for Military Spouse
H.B. 1848/S.B. 1279
Ensures that the established in-state tuition eligibility must not be affected by the establishment and maintenance of a place of residence in another jurisdiction for the purpose of maintaining a joint household with such member. Also provides that the spouse...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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In-State Tuition for Children of Military Personnel
S.B. 46
Requires an institution of higher education to grant resident status to the child of active duty military personnel if the child produces any of specified identification.
http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/sbillenr/sb0046.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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Resident Tuition for Veterans
H.B. 425 - Resident Tuition for Veterans
Permits the governing board of a public university to adopt a tuition policy whereby any veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard who is eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits who enrolls as a student in the university as a non-Kentucky resident is ...

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VASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.In-State Tuition for Veterans
H.B. 1861/S.B. 824
Authorizes certain veterans who elect to establish Virginia as their permanent residence for domiciliary purposes to establish immediate residency in Virginia and become eligible for in-state tuition, rather than waiting the required one-year period. http://li...

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VASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.In-State Tuition for National Guard
S.B. 1074
Provides in-state tuition for any person who met the requirements for in-state tuition prior to being called to active duty in the National Guard of another state following completion of active duty service if during active duty that person maintained one or m...

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VASigned into law 02/2011Postsec.Military Reinstatement Guidelines
H.B. 1647
Updates language requiring the State Council of Higher Education to issue and update military reinstatement guidelines to allow reinstatement for students whose service in the uniformed services has required sudden withdrawal or prolonged absence from enrollme...

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MISigned into law 10/2010Postsec.Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and Other Veteran Assistance
S.B. 1157 - Sec. 480
Expresses legislative intent that each public university receiving a certain state appropriation: (1) Voluntarily participate in the yellow ribbon GI education enhancement program and, by October 1 of each year, report to the legislature, the presidents counci...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Postsec.Assistance for Students Taking Military Leave of Absence
S.B. 1075
As an alternative to specified protections for a student granted an academic leave of absence for military service, requires an institution, upon election by the student, to make arrangements to reasonably accommodate and assist the student so that he/she is a...

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NYVetoed 08/2010P-12
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State Interagency Coordinating Council for Service-Disabled Veterans
A.B. 8296A/S.B. 7112
Establishes the New York state interagency coordinating council for service-disabled veterans. Identifies council members, including the commissioner of the education department or his/her designee. Identifies the powers and duties of the council, including to...

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MOSigned into law 05/2010P-12
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Scholarship Program
H.B. 2147
Currently, students who are active-duty military dependents are exempt from the three-year attendance requirement for the A+ Program. This substitute adds a dependent of a retired military member who relocates to Missouri within one year of the date of his or ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Veteran Tuition Waiver Clarification
S.B. 215
Clarifies that eligibility for the waiver of tuition at state universities and colleges is limited to veterans who have served time additional to that spent in training and in attendance at military service academies. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/Pa/pdf/2010...

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VAIssued 03/2010Postsec.Establishing the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment
E.O. 9
Establishes the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Directs the commission to consider the current state of public and private higher education in the state, and best practices in other states and countries. Directs the...

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WVSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Make Public Campuses More Military/Veteran Friendly
H.B. 4145
Requires public higher education institutions to adopt the recent recommendations of the Veterans Initiative Task Force which would make campuses more "military or veteran friendly." Components of the plan are to include, but are not limited to, devising metho...

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NJSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Tuition Benefits
A.B. 4253
Requires a member of the National Guard to apply for all tuition benefits available through U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to qualify for tuition-free enrollment at a public institution of higher education.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12
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Priority Registration for Armed Forces Members
S.B. 361
Specifies that priority registration provisions of the University of California, California State University and community college districts apply to any member or former member of the Armed Forces who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.Higher Education Veterans Campus Service Act
S.B. 1624
Creates the Higher Education Veterans Campus Service Act. Requires all public colleges and universities to conduct a survey of the services and programs that are provided for veterans, active duty military personnel and their families at each of their respecti...

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CASigned into law 07/2009Postsec.National Guard Education Assistance Award Program
A.B. 12D - Section 4
From legislative analysis: Establishes the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program on behalf of qualifying members of the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, and the Naval Militia under the administration of the commissi...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Veterans' Affairs
H.B. 2178
Creates Campus Veterans' Service Officers Program in Department of Veterans' Affairs; directs department to appoint sufficient number of veterans' service officers to ensure assignment of one veterans' service officer to every community college and every insti...

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OHAdopted 06/2009Postsec.Resident Tuition for Veterans and Their Families
OAC 3333-1-10
Revises rules relating to student residency for state subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes. Includes in the definition of residents (for purposes of determining tuition payment classification) veterans, their spouses and dependents who meet specified criteri...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Armed Services Scholarship Program
H.B. 3452
Creates the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. Provides eligible students must be a member in good standing of an ROTC program while enrolled in a public or private institution of higher education in the state, be appointed by the governor, lieutenant g...

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NJSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Troops to College Act
A.B. 3360/S.B. 2171
Establishes the Troops to College Program. Directs Commission on Higher Education, in consultation with the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, to establish the program to assist New Jersey's public institutions of higher education in coordinating th...

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GASigned into law 05/2009P-12
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HOPE Eligibility for Military Children
H.B. 484
Provides that dependent children of military personnel stationed in the state on active duty meet the residency requirements for purposes of HOPE scholarships. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb484.pdf...

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GASigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Georgia Military College
S.R. 96
Urges the Board of Trustees and the president of the Georgia Military College to maintain the current military programs at the military junior college of Georgia, Georgia Military College. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/sr96.pdf...

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CASigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
Services for Veterans
S.B. 1680
Authorizes the California Community Colleges and California State University, and requests the University of California, to coordinate services for qualified students who are veterans and members of the military by clearly designating Military and Veterans Off...

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GASigned into law 05/2008Postsec.Student Loans
S.B. 169
Creates new sections 20-3-395 ff. related to student loans. Authorizes the Georgia Student Finance Authority to provide direct, low-interest loans to eligible students who are legal residents of the state. Provides for maximum amount, repayment period and stud...

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KSSigned into law 04/2008Community CollegeROTC Scholarships to Community College Students
S.B. 437
Authorizes the selection committee at each ROTC institution to award ROTC scholarships to qualifying students enrolled at a community college. Requires the state board of regents to submit a report to the legislature by the beginning of the 2011 legislative se...

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GAVetoed 05/2007Postsec.HOPE Eligibility for Georgia Military College Students
H.B. 363
Relates to eligibility requirements for a Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) grant. Provides that students at Georgia Military College are eligible for HOPE grants.
Bill: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb363.pdf
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VASigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Military Dependents In-state Tuition Eligibility
H.B. 1996
Clarifies that active duty military personnel, or activated or temporarily mobilized (activated for service for 6 months or more) reservists or National Guard members, assigned to a permanent duty station or workplace geographically located in Virginia who res...

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AZSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.Tuition and Transfer Agreements for Military Personnel and Families
H.B. 2764
Concerns higher education; relates to military personnel and their dependents; provides for reciprocity agreements on acceptance of educational credits. Requires the State Board of Education (SBE) and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) to pursue reciprocity a...

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