H.R.2702 - Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 06/13/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/20/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.|
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Summary: H.R.2702 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/13/2007)
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007 - Amends federal veterans' benefits provisions to entitle to educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill certain individuals who serve on active duty in the Armed Forces (including the reserves) on or after September 11, 2001. Requires such individuals to complete the requirements of a secondary school diploma (or its equivalent) before applying for such assistance. Establishes the duration of such assistance (in most cases 36 months) and assistance amounts. Requires programs of education pursued with such assistance to be approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Allows for the pursuit of an approved program of education while on active duty. Allows, under such assistance, for the pursuit of: (1) programs on less than a half-time basis; (2) apprenticeship or other on-job training; (3) correspondence courses; (4) flight training; (5) tutorial assistance; and (6) licensure and certification tests.
Requires such educational assistance to be used within 15 years of the individual's discharge or release from active duty (with exceptions). Allows individuals currently under the Montgomery GI Bill educational assistance program to elect to participate in the post-9/11 educational assistance program with respect to any unused entitlement.