The House approved the “Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act” (H.R. 1383) that increases the tuition cap from $17,500 to $27,000 for some veterans attending private schools. In order to qualify for the increased benefit the veteran must have been enrolled in a private school before last year’s reform bill (Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Improvement Act) took effect.
The reform legislation capped private school tuition at $17,500, which created a problem for vets already enrolled in higher-priced, private programs. Rep. Jeff Miller (Florida), chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, sponsored the legislation establishing the new limit in an effort to ensure these veterans will be able to complete their education using the benefits specified in the original Post-9/11 GI Bill, which was enacted in 2008.
Members are urged to use the FRA Action Center at www.fra.org to ask their Senators to support this legislation.