Financial aid and tuition.

Authors: Senator Brandt Hershman, Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Patricia Miller

Co-authors: Senator James Arnold, Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative James Baird

Co-Sponsors: Representative Karlee Macer, Representative Chris Judy, Representative Dennis Zent

Digest

Provides that a person who: (1) is a nonresident; (2) is a member of the Indiana National Guard; and (3) attends a state educational institution; is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate for undergraduate and graduate courses. Provides that certain: (1) veterans; and (2) persons who serve on active military duty; are eligible to pay the resident tuition rate for graduate courses. Provides that the commission for higher education: (1) may consider only the residency status of a student; and (2) may not consider the residency status of the student's parents or legal guardian even if the student is considered a dependent for purposes of federal or state financial aid; for purposes of eligibility for the National Guard tuition supplement program and the National Guard scholarship extension program. Amends the definition of "eligible student" for purposes of the employment aid readiness network (EARN) Indiana program.