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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Student Veteran ACE Act
Student Veteran Academic Counseling Enhancement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve educational counseling opportunities for veterans, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/11/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
07/27/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/26/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
07/11/2012Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2012Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4787)
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs07/11/2012 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity07/27/2012 Referred to
House Armed Services07/11/2012 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel07/26/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/11/2012)

Student Veteran Academic Counseling Enhancement Act or Student Veteran ACE Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) to make educational counseling available to students pursuing an approved program of education while using educational assistance provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Requires the Secretary to: (1) assign one educational counselor per 100 of such students in a geographical area, and (2) provide adequate opportunities for such counseling to such students in remote areas. Requires a student who is a veteran to receive such counseling, unless the student specifically declines, while allowing non-veteran students to elect to receive such counseling. Outlines counselor responsibilities, including assistance with applications for such educational assistance, as well as academic counseling and transition assistance. Requires each student to attend at least one counseling session per quarter, semester, or term, unless such attendance would place an undue hardship on the student. Requires an annual report from the Secretary to the congressional veterans committees on such counseling.

Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Defense to provide individualized, one-on-one educational counseling to an individual considering pursuing a program of education with assistance furnished through the VA or the Department of Defense (DOD), unless such individual declines. Outlines counseling elements.

Repeals the fiscal year funding limit ($6 million) for VA contract educational and vocational counseling.

Requires the Secretary to establish a system to collect, process, and track complaints submitted by individuals enrolled in VA programs of education and reporting instances of fraud, waste, and abuse by the educational institutions with respect to benefits and services provided.