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R44586 – GI Bill Legislation Considered in the 114th Congress – 10/7/2016

R44586 – GI Bill Legislation Considered in the 114th Congress – 10/7/2016 published on

Author: Cassandria Dortch, Analyst in Education Policy
Pages: 27

This report provides a description of and background for selected provisions in bills that did or would amend the GI Bills and have been reported by a committee of the 114th Congress as of July 2016. Several provisions would expand eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill or for some payments within the bill. Several provisions are designed to improve the efficiency of the GI Bill application and claims processes, including the related IT systems. A few provisions are designed to curtail perceived abuses related to unacceptable programs of education or excessive benefit levels, or to reduce some benefit costs in order to help pay for the provisions that would increase other benefit costs. See Table 1 for a side-by-side summary of the provisions that have not been enacted. Bills: H.R. 3016, H.R. 2360

R44586 – GI Bill Legislation Considered in the 114th Congress – 9/21/2016

R44586 – GI Bill Legislation Considered in the 114th Congress – 9/21/2016 published on

Author: Cassandria Dortch, Analyst in Education Policy
Pages: 27

This report provides a description of and background for selected provisions in bills that did or would amend the GI Bills and have been reported by a committee of the 114th Congress as of July 2016. Several provisions would expand eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill or for some payments within the bill. Several provisions are designed to improve the efficiency of the GI Bill application and claims processes, including the related IT systems. A few provisions are designed to curtail perceived abuses related to unacceptable programs of education or excessive benefit levels, or to reduce some benefit costs in order to help pay for the provisions that would increase other benefit costs. See Table 1 for a side-by-side summary of the provisions that have not been enacted. Bills: H.R. 3016, H.R. 2360

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IF10449 – Foster Youth: Higher Education Outcomes and Federal Support – 8/12/2016

IF10449 – Foster Youth: Higher Education Outcomes and Federal Support – 8/12/2016 published on

Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara
Pages: 2

This brief provides information about the challenges for current and former foster youth (hereinafter, ?foster youth,? unless further specified) in enrolling in and completing higher education. It also discusses federal financial resources for foster youth. Federal programs that are intended to encourage college attendance provide student support services and financial aid. These and other education-focused programs targeted to foster youth have generally not been rigorously evaluated to determine if they assist the population in completing college.

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IF10450 – Foster Youth: State Support for Higher Education – 8/12/2016

IF10450 – Foster Youth: State Support for Higher Education – 8/12/2016 published on

Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara
Pages: 2

Research indicates that current and former foster youth (hereinafter, ?foster youth?) face barriers in enrolling and completing post-secondary education. Along with specific federal programs, states are increasingly playing a role in providing support to foster youth attending institutions of higher education. Education-focused programs targeted to foster youth have generally not been rigorously evaluated to determine if they help this population in college.

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