H.Res.158 - To express the support and commitment of the U.S. House of Representatives for the troops serving to protect and defend the United States of America by encouraging actions to extend and protect their student financial aid for postsecondary education.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] (Introduced 03/25/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||04/07/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.158 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Urges the Secretary of Education to continue the longstanding commitment of the United States to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, serving on active duty (including Reserves), by providing assistance and flexibility with their transition into and out of postsecondary education.
Introduced in House (03/25/2003)
Urges all institutions offering postsecondary education to provide a full refund of tuition and fees and other charges to students who are members of the Armed Forces, serving on active duty (including Reserves), for that portion of a period of instruction the student was unable to complete, or for which that individual did not receive academic credit, because he or she was called up for such service.
Urges all postsecondary institutions to make every effort, if an individual withdraws from a course of study as a result of such service, to minimize deferral of enrollment or reapplication requirements and to provide the greatest flexibility possible with administrative deadlines related to those applications.
Urges lending institutions holding or servicing Federal student loans for a borrower called to such service to provide all available benefits, forbearance, deferrals, and flexibility with respect to such loans as necessary to ensure that such borrowers who are called to active duty are not placed in a worse position financially in relation to those loans because of such service.