Ricketts hails new tuition benefits for Nebraska Guard

Posted at 3:40 PM, Sep 24, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is lauding a new law that will help Nebraska National Guard members save some money when they attend a state university of college.

The law passed earlier this year will increase the amount of undergraduate tuition assistance for Guard members from 75% to 100% of the cost.

It also will expand the program to include 50% tuition assistance for graduate programs.

Ricketts praised the work of the Guard during a ceremonial bill signing at the Capitol. He pointed to the Guard’s response to last year’s record floods in Nebraska and its help this year in testing residents for the coronavirus.

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