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Text of the National Education for Service Heritage Act

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 18, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5834

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To require each State receiving assistance under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to charge in-State tuition rates at public institutions of higher education in the State to the dependent children of individuals who have served on active duty for at least 15 years and whose domicile is in the State.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Education for Service Heritage Act.

2.

In-state tuition rates for dependent children of individuals who have served on active duty for at least 15 years

(a)

Amendments

Section 135 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1015d) is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by inserting after dependent children the following: , and for dependent children of individuals who have served on active duty for at least 15 years;

(2)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in the heading, by striking Requirement and inserting Requirements;

(B)

by striking In the and inserting the following:

(1)

Members on active duty

In the

; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)

Individuals who have served on active duty for at least 15 years

In the case of an individual who has served on active duty for at least 15 years in the aggregate and whose domicile is in a State that receives assistance under this Act, such State shall not charge any dependent child of such individual tuition for attendance at a public institution of higher education in the State at a rate that is greater than the rate charged for residents of the State

; and

(3)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

by inserting or a dependent child of an individual who has served on active duty for at least 15 years in the aggregate before pays tuition; and

(B)

by inserting , in the case of a member of the armed forces, after notwithstanding.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect at each public institution of higher education in a State that receives assistance under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) for the first period of enrollment at such institution that begins after the 90-day period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.