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Ohio extends tuition benefit for GI families

Jul. 15, 2012 - 11:14AM   |   Last Updated: Jul. 15, 2012 - 11:14AM  |  
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new state law is making in-state tuition rates immediately available to those family members of deceased veterans who move to Ohio.

The expanded G.I. Promise takes educational benefits previously available to the out-of-state families of service members killed in action and extends them to the spouse and dependents of deceased veterans who died at other times, including after discharge.

For eligible family members, the law waives the normal 12-month period that's required to establish residency and qualify for the lower in-state tuition rate at many colleges and universities.

The expansion was part of the recent midterm state budget bill. The legislation also enabled county veterans' service officers easier access to discharge forms required for veterans to get benefits and medical services.

Additional information is available by calling 877-838-7641

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