In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Louisiana veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Louisiana Title 29 Dependents Educational Assistance
Louisiana offers education assistance to surviving spouses of deceased veterans as well as children of 90 percent or greater disabled veterans and children of 100 percent disabled and unemployable veterans.
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The deceased veteran must have been a resident of the State of Louisiana for at least 12 months immediately preceding entry into service.
The living veteran must have lived in the state for at least 24 months prior to the child being admitted into the program.
The surviving spouse has 10 years to use the benefit; the child must be between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five to be eligible.
Louisiana National Guard Tuition
Members are exempt from tuition at any state-funded college, university, or vocational/technical school for five years or a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
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For more information regarding Louisiana veterans’ benefits, please visit – Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
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