BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Veterans will be eligible to receive college credit for their service under a new law supported by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea.

“After serving abroad, veterans returning home deserve the best assistance in order to successfully reintegrate into civilian life,” Hoffman said. “Offering credit to our service men and women for their duties and responsibilities abroad will open doors to their future professional goals and aspirations.”

House Bill 3701, which took effect Jan. 1, requires colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education to adopt comprehensive policies and procedures to accommodate veterans with access to college credit for their military service. The new academic polices must be adopted by June 1, 2018.

“The rigorous training our veterans experience should not be exclusive to the military when those applications can have practical functions for academic credit as well,” Hoffman said. “This new law will open more doors to educational and career opportunities for our veterans as they return home.”

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