Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-16-6-2




Sec. 2 . (a) The child support order or an educational support order may also include, where appropriate:

(1) amounts for the child's education in elementary and secondary schools and at postsecondary educational institutions, taking into account:

(A) the child's aptitude and ability;

(B) the child's reasonable ability to contribute to educational expenses through:

(i) work;

(ii) obtaining loans;  and

(iii) obtaining other sources of financial aid reasonably available to the child and each parent;  and

(C) the ability of each parent to meet these expenses;

(2) special medical, hospital, or dental expenses necessary to serve the best interests of the child;  and

(3) fees mandated under Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 651 through 669 ).

(b) If the court orders support for a child's educational expenses at a postsecondary educational institution under subsection (a), the court shall reduce other child support for that child that:

(1) is duplicated by the educational support order;  and

(2) would otherwise be paid to the custodial parent.





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