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SB 44 - Providing Tuition Assistance for Military Veterans - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (11-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Providing Tuition Assistance for Military Veterans

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides tuition assistance for military veterans pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a tuition assistance program for qualifying military veterans when a veteran no longer qualifies for federal benefits (Sec. 3).  
  • Appropriates $250,000 from the General Fund to provide grants for qualifying military veterans (Secs. 4 & 5).
  • Defines “qualifying military veteran” as a veteran who has met the following requirements (Sec. 2):
    • Is a resident student;
    • Qualified for the federal program;
    • Maximized their federal benefits; 
    • Accepted to an accredited institution of higher education; and
    • Has not yet finished a bachelor’s degree.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Providing Tuition Assistance for Military Veterans

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