S.447 - Reservist Opportunities and Protection of Education Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
||Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] (Introduced 02/25/2003)
||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
||02/25/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2711-2712) (All Actions)
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Introduced in Senate (02/25/2003)
Reservist Opportunities and Protection of Education Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to declare that: (1) whenever a student who is a member of the National Guard or other reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a member of such Armed Forces in a retired status, is called or ordered to active duty, the institution of higher education in which the student is enrolled shall grant the student a military leave of absence from the institution while the student is serving on active duty, and for one year after the conclusion of such service; (2) as a consequence of military leave, upon return, such student is entitled to restoration to his or her previous educational status with regard to academic credits earned, scholarships or grants awarded, or tuition and other fees paid; and (3) the student has the option of having tuition fees refunded, subject to a certain condition, or credited to the next period of enrollment.