A deadline would be extended, giving the VA an extra year to disapprove education courses provided by a public higher educational institutions from the All-Volunteer Force and the Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Programs. Institutions would disapproved from participating if they charge veterans living in the state higher tuition and fees than it charges in-state residents, regardless of the veterans’ state of residence.
Individual veterans could convert their educational assistance to the post-9/11 veterans’ educational assistance programs if they meet certain conditions regarding their service. Transitional rules would be established that require assistance available under a veterans’ previous program to be available under the post-9/11 program.
The VA could override individual veterans’ decisions if it is determined that the choice was against the veteran’s best interest. Educational institutions and participating veterans would be required to report enrollment changes to the VA — including interruptions or terminations.