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H.R. 43 (115th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the use of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to pursue independent study programs at certain educational institutions that are not institutions of higher learning.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 43

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2017

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

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the use of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to pursue independent study programs at certain educational institutions that are not institutions of higher learning.

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Authorization for use of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to pursue independent study programs at certain educational institutions that are not institutions of higher learning

Paragraph (4) of section 3680A(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(4)

any independent study program except an accredited independent study program (including open circuit television) leading—

(A)

to a standard college degree;

(B)

to a certificate that reflects educational attainment offered by an institution of higher learning; or

(C)

to a certificate that reflects completion of a course of study offered by—

(i)

an area career and technical education school (as defined in section 3 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2302)) that provides education at the postsecondary level; or

(ii)

a postsecondary vocational institution (as defined in section 102(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002(c))) that provides education at the postsecondary level.

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