Existing law provides educational tuition reimbursement for qualified active members of the Alabama National Guard
This bill would extend tuition reimbursement for dually or concurrently enrolled high school/college students
This bill would set the cap for private college tuition reimbursement at the rate of the public institution with the highest tuition and instructional fee rates
This bill would make clear that the Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program will only pay for the first degree obtained and that short certificates, long certificates, and associate degrees are considered "stackable undergraduate credentials" which may be used to obtain a baccalaureate degree, thus the first degree obtained would be a baccalaureate degree
This bill would also clarify existing law so that institutions of higher education may clearly and consistently provide Alabama National Guard Service members with the ability to maximize their education benefits
Relating to educational benefits for qualified active members of the Alabama National Guard; to amend Sections 31-10-2, 31-10-3, and 31-10-4.1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to limit the amount of private tuition reimbursed to eligible guard member to the highest tuition of any public institution in the state; to clarify the law relating to stackable undergraduate credentials; and to repeal Sections 31-10-20 through 31-10-25, Code of Alabama 1975.
|February 10, 2021||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Finance and Taxation Education|
|Bill Text||SB216 Alabama 2021 Session - Introduced|