Clerk session vote number: 331
Description: Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011
Bill summary: (This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on July 21, 2011. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011 - Makes the amount payable for programs of education at nonpublic institutions of higher education pursued by individuals enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) post-9/11 educational assistance program (post-9/11 program) during the period beginning on August 1, 2011, and ending on July 31, 2014, the greater of
$17,500, or the established charges payable under a VA maximum payments table published on October 27, 2010 (thereby preserving for such period the higher payment rates in effect prior to enactment of the Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010).
Extends through FY2012 VA authority to collect a fee from each individual obtaining an additional VA-guaranteed housing loan. Makes such loan fee: (1) 3.30% of the total amount guaranteed for loans made prior to October 1, 2011; and (2) 2.8% for FY2012 loans.
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Bill titles: To temporarily preserve higher rates for tuition and fees for programs of education at non-public institutions of higher learning pursued by individuals enrolled in the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs before the enactment of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov