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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Reenrolled)

Department of Veterans Services

Item 468

Item 468

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Higher Education Student Financial Assistance (10800)$1,024,135$1,039,514
Education Program Certification for Veterans (10814)FY2017 $1,024,135FY2018 $1,039,514
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $147,561FY2018 $162,940
Federal TrustFY2017 $876,574FY2018 $876,574

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapters 20, 24, 26, and 27, Code of Virginia.


A. Notwithstanding § 23-7.4:1, Code of Virginia, the department shall provide the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia the information these schools need to administer the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependent Education Program. The department shall retain the responsibility to certify the eligibility of those who apply for financial aid under this program.


B. No surviving spouse or child may receive the education benefits provided by § 23-7.4:1, Code of Virginia, and funded by this or similar state appropriations, for more than four years or its equivalent.