Kentucky’s Gov. Andy Beshear is rallying for more funding aimed at helping military students be successful in college, according to his office.
The Democratic governor's upcoming budget proposal will include $600,000 for University of Louisville’s Center for Military Connected Students
The proposed center's space would be carved out of an existing campus property and would include a common area, study spaces, a kitchen, and storage lockers, according to the news release.
“As an education-first governor, I am committed to ensuring that our students receive the support they need to help them be academically successful,” Beshear said. “This center is an investment in the future of UofL’s military-connected students, many of whom are serving or have served to protect our commonwealth and our country.”
It would be for active-duty military, national guard members, veterans, and military dependents.
UofL has the largest population of students who receive military-related tuition assistance among the Atlantic Coast Conference universities, with more than 1,700 military-connected students enrolled
UK and Eastern Kentucky University have similar facilities to serve their military-connected students.