Legislative Tracker: Military & Veterans Aid

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H.R. 7896 – Veterans Education and Technical Skills (VETS) Opportunity Act of 2024

Sponsor: Rep. Ciscomani [R-AZ]
Introduced: 04/09/2024
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill amends title 38 of the United States Code regarding educational assistance programs for veterans. The amendment specifies that certain independent study programs must be offered by institutions of higher education qualified to participate in student financial assistance programs authorized by title IV of the HEA. This applies to quarters, semesters, or terms starting on or after August 1, 2024.

H.R. 7477 - Ensuring Military Access to Higher Education Benefits Act of 2024

Sponsor: Rep. Van Orden [R-WI]
Introduced: 2/29/2024
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would require ED to complete a data-sharing agreement with the Department of Defense to certify the employment of current and former military service members (with periods of employment beginning on October 1, 2007), for the purpose of being counted towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. 

S.2949 — Ensuring Military Access to Higher Education Benefits Act of 2023

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez [D-NV]
Introduced: 09/27/2023
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would require ED to complete a data-sharing agreement with the Department of Defense to automatically certify the employment of current and former military service members with the purpose of being counted towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. 

H.R.1078 — Veteran Education Empowerment Act

Sponsor: Frankel [Rep.-D-FL]
Introduced: 02/17/2023
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would establish grant programs in order to create, maintain, and operate Student Veteran Centers at colleges and universities.. These centers would be designed to aid student veterans as they transition from military to civilian life. Higher education institutions would need to apply for the grant through ED and meet certain criteria. 

H.R.1001 — Military and Veteran Caregiver Student Loan Relief Act of 2023

Sponsor: Connolly [Rep.-D-VA]
Introduced: 02/14/2023
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would add an individual’s service as a veteran family caregiver as a public service job for purposes of the public service loan forgiveness program.

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Publication Date: 4/9/2024


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