(1) A person who enrolls in a public college or university in this state and who is (a) a veteran as defined in Title 38 of the United States Code and was discharged or released from a period of not fewer than ninety days of service in the active military, naval, or air service less than three years before the date of initial enrollment, (b) a spouse or dependent of such a veteran, (c) an eligible recipient entitled to educational assistance as provided in 38 U.S.C. 3319 while the transferor is on active duty in the uniformed services or as provided in 38 U.S.C. 3311(b)(9), as such sections existed on January 1, 2019, or (d) entitled to rehabilitation pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3102(a), as such section existed on January 1, 2019, shall be considered a resident student notwithstanding the provisions of section 85-502 if the person is registered to vote in Nebraska and demonstrates objective evidence of intent to be a resident of Nebraska, except that a person who is under eighteen years of age is not required to register to vote in Nebraska.
(2) For purposes of this section, objective evidence of intent to be a resident of Nebraska includes a Nebraska driver's license, a Nebraska state identification card, a Nebraska motor vehicle registration, or documentation that the individual is registered to vote in Nebraska.