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Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans Education Enhancement Act of 2016

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Official Title as Introduced

To make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to educational assistance, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/10/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
05/11/2016Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
05/11/2016Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
05/10/2016Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/10/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/10/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs05/10/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity05/10/2016 Referred to
05/11/2016 Markup by
05/11/2016 Reported by

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Introduced in House (05/10/2016)

Veterans Education Enhancement Act of 2016

This bill revises the fee that is deducted from a veteran's education entitlement under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 educational assistance program from a monthly to a prorated fee for: (1) certain license and certification tests, and (2) national tests.

The Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education is extended through December 31, 2021.

The VA shall, in consultation with state approving agencies, prescribe training requirements for a school certifying official (SCO) employed by a covered educational institution offering approved veterans education courses. The VA may disapprove any course of education offered by a covered educational institution that does not ensure that an SCO meets such requirements. (A covered educational institution is an institution that has enrolled 20 or more individuals using veterans educational assistance.)

The bill extends the applicability of provisions requiring rounding down, and delays the applicability of provisions requiring rounding up, of veterans educational assistance increases for: (1) the All-Volunteer Force, and (2) survivors and dependents.

The VA shall reduce the monthly housing stipend on a pro rata basis for a student who reduces his or her course load, effective for a month that begins on or after August 1, 2017.

A reporting fee paid by the VA to an educational institution or joint apprenticeship training committee with respect to an institution that has 75 or more enrollees may not be used for or merged with amounts available for the general fund of the educational institution or joint apprenticeship training committee.