RS 29:288     

§288.  Educational benefits for children, spouses, and surviving spouses of veterans

Children, not less than sixteen nor more than twenty-five years of age, spouses, and surviving spouses, within ten years from the date of eligibility, of members of the armed forces of the United States of America who were killed in action or died in active service from other causes or who are missing in action or who are prisoners of war or who died as a result of a service-connected disability incurred during a wartime period defined in R.S. 29:251.2 and who for a period of not less than twelve months immediately preceding their entrance into service were residents of this state and children not less than sixteen nor more than twenty-five years of age of veterans rated ninety to one hundred percent service-connected disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs by evaluation of the Rating Schedule and children not less than sixteen nor more than twenty-five years of age of veterans who have been determined by the department to be unemployable as a result of a service-connected disability may attend any state college or university, including institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, without having to pay tuition, matriculation, registration, laboratory, athletic, medical, and other school-imposed fees, including but not limited to nonresidency and other special fees if the veteran has been a resident of this state for a period of not less than twenty-four months immediately preceding the dependent's admission into a program of education.

Amended by Acts 1952, No. 562, §1; Acts 1970, No. 666, §1; Acts 1972, No. 131, §1; Acts 1973, No. 170, §1; Acts 1977, No. 636, §1; Acts 1990, No. 350, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1195, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1031, §1.