ERIC Number: ED335465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-20
Reference Count: N/A
H.R. 821--Persian Gulf Conflict Education Equity Act and H.R. 1108. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Training and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This document contains oral and written testimony concerning two bills being considered by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee to rectify educational and life-disruption problems created by the activation of 200,000 reservists for the Persian Gulf conflict and the transfers of many active military personnel. The texts of the two bills, H.R. 821 and H.R. 1108, are also included in the report. The bills would require schools to reimburse veterans for tuition they had paid for courses they could not finish because they were called up, provide partial loan forgiveness for military personnel who served in the combat zone, and restore GI Bill benefits. Persons providing testimony included representatives of veterans groups, veterans program administrators, and college administrators. Those who testified generally supported the intent of the bills, but objected to some of their provisions. They said that some colleges were providing tuition credits or other benefits instead of refunds to veterans, and other colleges and universities were dealing with veterans on a case-by-case basis. They objected to mandated procedures from the Federal Government on veterans' benefits. They also supported increased educational benefits for veterans in light of increasing education costs. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Hearings, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Program Attitudes, Program Improvement, Student Financial Aid, Veterans Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.