Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Adam Putnam that will make it easier for military veterans to continue higher education cleared an important step on the way to becoming law when a subcommittee of the House Veterans Committee passed the measure, Putnam announced today.
Putnam, a Republican, sponsored the Test Prep for Heroes Act (HR 3948) with Congressman Ron Klein, a Democrat from South Florida. Under the current GI bill, veterans can receive reimbursement for admission tests, but not for the classes to prepare for these tests. The Putnam-Klein measure would allow veterans to be reimbursed for the cost of classes to help prepare them for higher education admission tests.
"These tests can be very important in gaining admission to a particular school or program, but they often cover material the veterans haven't studied for years," said Putnam. "It just makes sense to allow veterans to apply some of the benefits available to the study classes that can help them prepare for these tests."
The measure will now be considered by the full Veterans Committee.