On May 3, 2011 the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss H.R. 1383, the “Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011”. As we said before this pending legislation would grandfather the tuition and fee rates of certain Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients to include:
- Those who were enrolled in a private institution of higher learning on or before April 1, 2011 and;
- Were in a state in which the maximum amount of tuition per credit hour in the 2010-2011 academic year exceeded $700 and;
- The combined amount of tuition and fees for full-time attendance in the program of education in an academic year exceeded $17,500.
The grandfathering would begin on August 1, 2011 and end on July 31, 2014. To pay for the associated cost it would freeze the monthly housing allowance for all Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients at the current rate until July 31, 2013.
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