HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM)– The Pensylvania GI Bill is the first of its kind in the country and is now available to provide Pennsylvania National Guard members’ families with higher education funding.
Gov. Tom Wolf will gather Monday with Pennsylvania National Guard members and lawmakers to encourage those eligible to take advantage of the program.
Under the law, Guard members who sign up for another six-year enlistment can get up to five years of free or low-cost tuition for their spouses or children who attend a state university.
National Guard members already have a program for free or low-cost college education for themselves.
Pennsylvania has the third-largest National Guard in the country. Supporters of the Pennsylvania GI Bill say this will go a long way in