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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Military education benefits. Changes the definition of "eligible student" to expand who may participate in the course access program under which educational courses are permitted to be delivered through any method, including online technologies. Provides that an eligible student who is an adult student pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment in the armed forces of the United States may use course access program courses to meet graduation requirements at the school corporation that the eligible student previously attended. Provides that a student who is eligible to receive a tuition and fee exemption because the student is a child of Military education benefits. Changes the definition of "eligible student" to expand who may participate in the course access program under which educational courses are permitted to be delivered through any method, including online technologies. Provides that an eligible student who is an adult student pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment in the armed forces of the United States may use course access program courses to meet graduation requirements at the school corporation that the eligible student previously attended. Provides that a student who is eligible to receive a tuition and fee exemption because the student is a child of a veteran must maintain at least a cumulative grade point average that the eligible institution determines is satisfactory academic progress, which may not be less than a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale or its equivalent as established by the eligible institution. (Current law requires the student to maintain at least a cumulative grade point average that the eligible institution determines is satisfactory academic progress.) Provides that if the Indiana department of veterans' affairs approves a determination of eligibility for a request from a person after the person initially enrolls in a state educational institution and while the person attends the state educational institution, the determination of eligibility shall be made retroactive to the date the application to recognize the person's mother's or father's service related death or disability is submitted to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Provides that the applicant may receive a refund equal to the amount of the tuition and fees paid to the state educational institution by the applicant. Provides that the amount of tuition and fee exemption for a child of a veteran is reduced by any amount of assistance received by the student under the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G.I. Bill). Repeals a provision that limits the tuition exemption amount for a child of a veteran who serves in the armed forces after June 30, 2011, based on the percentage of the parent's disability rating. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more