38 U.S. Code § 3471 - Applications; approval

Any eligible veteran, or any person on active duty (after consultation with the appropriate service education officer), who desires to initiate a program of education under this chapter shall submit an application to the Secretary which shall be in such form, and contain such information, as the Secretary shall prescribe. The Secretary shall approve such application unless the Secretary finds that
(1) such veteran or person is not eligible for or entitled to the educational assistance for which application is made,
(2) the veteran’s or person’s selected educational institution or training establishment fails to meet any requirement of this chapter or chapter 36 of this title,
(3) the veteran’s or person’s enrollment in, or pursuit of, the program of education selected would violate any provision of this chapter or chapter 36 of this title, or
(4) the veteran or person is already qualified, by reason of previous education or training, for the educational, professional, or vocational objective for which the program of education is offered. The Secretary shall not treat a person as already qualified for the objective of a program of education offered by a qualified provider of entrepreneurship courses solely because such person is the owner or operator of a business. The Secretary shall notify the veteran or person of the approval or disapproval of the veteran’s or person’s application.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 89–358, § 2,Mar. 3, 1966, 80 Stat. 15, § 1671; amended Pub. L. 92–540, title III, § 302,Oct. 24, 1972, 86 Stat. 1080; Pub. L. 94–502, title II, § 211(6),Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2388; Pub. L. 96–466, title III, § 302,Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2192; Pub. L. 101–237, title IV, § 423(b)(1)(A),Dec. 18, 1989, 103 Stat. 2092; renumbered § 3471,Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406; Pub. L. 108–183, title III, § 305(b),Dec. 16, 2003, 117 Stat. 2660.)
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1177, which was classified to section 1621 of this title, prior to repeal by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 89–358.
Amendments

2003—Pub. L. 108–183inserted before last sentence “The Secretary shall not treat a person as already qualified for the objective of a program of education offered by a qualified provider of entrepreneurship courses solely because such person is the owner or operator of a business.”
1991—Pub. L. 102–83renumbered section 1671 of this title as this section.
1989—Pub. L. 101–237substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator” wherever appearing.
1980—Pub. L. 96–466, among other changes, substituted reference to the veteran’s or person’s selected educational institution or training establishment failing to meet any requirement of this chapter or chapter 36 of this title for reference to the veteran’s or person’s program of education failing to meet any of the requirements of this chapter, inserted provision for disapproval of an application upon a finding that the veteran’s or person’s enrollment in, or pursuit of, the program of education selected would violate this chapter or chapter 36 of this title, and substituted reference to the veteran or person being already qualified, by reason of previous education or training, for the educational, professional, or vocational objective for which the program of education is offered for reference simply to the veteran or person being already qualified.
1976—Pub. L. 94–502substituted “unless the Administrator finds” for “unless he finds”, “the veteran or person” for “he”, and “the veteran’s or person’s” for “his” in two places.
1972—Pub. L. 92–540inserted provision authorizing any person on active duty, after consultation with the appropriate service education officer, to submit an application to the Administrator.
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–183applicable to courses approved by State approving agencies after Dec. 16, 2003, see section 305(f) ofPub. L. 108–183, set out as a note under section 3452 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–466effective Oct. 1, 1980, except as otherwise specifically provided, see section 802(c) ofPub. L. 96–466, set out as a note under section 3452 of this title.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–502effective Oct. 15, 1976, see section 703(b) ofPub. L. 94–502, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3693 of this title.

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