S. 3488 (112th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide additional educational assistance under Post-9/11 Educational ...

...Assistance to veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math, and for other purposes.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Aug 02, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3488

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 2, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide additional educational assistance under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math, and for other purposes.

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Additional assistance under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance for veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math

(a)

In general

Subchapter II of chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 3316 the following new section:

3316A.

Additional educational assistance for veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math

(a)

In general

The Secretary shall pay to each individual entitled to educational assistance under this chapter who is pursuing a program of education described in subsection (b) an amount equal to $2,000 per academic year, or fraction thereof for enrollment lasting less than one academic year. Amounts payable to an individual under this section are in addition to any other amounts payable to such individual under this chapter.

(b)

Covered programs of education

A program of education described in this subsection is a program of education with a focus (as determined in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary for purposes of this section) on science, technology, engineering, or math.

(c)

Frequency of payment

Payment of the amount payable under subsection (a) shall be made in a lump-sum amount for the entire quarter, semester, or term, as applicable, of the program of education at the start of the commencement of such quarter, semester, or term.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 30 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 3020 the following new item:

3316A. Additional educational assistance for veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.

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