HB 435 provides a veteran who (1) served on active duty for no less than 2 years and received an Honorable Discharge, or (2) is serving in a Reserve Component of the armed forces, or (3) has been assigned a service-connected disability, and is enrolled in or is applying for enrollment in a Louisiana public college or university and who resides in Louisiana is entitled to resident classification for tuition purposes.
Louisiana National Guard State Tuition Exemption Program (STEP):
Enhanced STEP allows soldiers in a period of a six-year reenlistment to pursue a degree at the next higher level, up to the masters and professional level. Participants can use the benefit for an additional four academic years (12 semesters / 16 quarters) or until receipt of degree at the masters or professional level.
Eligibility: Louisiana National Guard member.
Louisiana National Guard Tuition Assistance: Full tuition exemption at any Louisiana public institutions of higher learning. Benefits available for up to five academic years.
Eligibility: National Guard member.
Louisiana’s Title 29 Dependents’ Educational Assistance: Provides educational assistance to surviving spouses of deceased or disabled war veterans. The benefit also includes children of veterans with at least a 90 percent service-disabled rating and children of war veterans who have a 100 percent disability rating due to individual unemployability. Visit the LDVA website for more information.
P.O. Box 94095
1885 Wooddale Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
Phone: (225) 922-0500, Ext. 206
Fax: (225) 922-3247
Sources: Student Veterans of America, American Legion