§ 30-3-40.5. Tuition to children of National Guard members dying as a result of service.
If an active member of the Rhode Island national guard is killed or dies while in the performance of his or her duty as a member, there shall be paid out of the general fund of the state of Rhode Island the charges for the tuition of children of the deceased member and/or the spouse of the member killed in the line of duty. The benefits are extended to the children and/or spouse who are attending or may attend the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, or any other college or university operated by the state; provided, that the child has entered the institution while between the ages of sixteen (16) and twenty-one (21); and provided, further, that the aid granted is available to the child and/or spouse for the period of time that may equal the normal time for completing the courses regularly offered by the institution, but in no case more than four (4) years.
(P.L. 2005, ch. 280, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 300, § 1.)