42 U.S. Code § 3796d–2 - Applications; approval

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(a) Application
A person seeking assistance under this part shall submit an application to the Attorney General in such form and containing such information as the Attorney General reasonably may require.
(b) Approval
The Attorney General shall approve an application for assistance under this part unless the Attorney General finds that—
(1) the person is not eligible for, is no longer eligible for, or is not entitled to the assistance for which application is made;
(2) the person’s selected educational institution fails to meet a requirement under this part for eligibility;
(3) the person’s enrollment in or pursuit of the educational program selected would fail to meet the criteria established in this part for programs; or
(4) the person already is qualified by previous education or training for the educational, professional, or vocational objective for which the educational program is offered.
(c) Notification
The Attorney General shall notify a person applying for assistance under this part of approval or disapproval of the application in writing.


(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 1213, as added Pub. L. 104–238, § 2(2),Oct. 3, 1996, 110 Stat. 3115; amended Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1086(b)(1)(G), (I),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1968.)

2013—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–239substituted “person” for “dependent” in pars. (1) and (4) and “person’s” for “dependent’s” in pars. (2) and (3).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(G), substituted “person” for “dependent”.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–239effective Jan. 2, 2013, and applicable to matters pending on Jan. 2, 2013, or filed or accruing after that date, with certain exceptions, see section 1086(d) ofPub. L. 112–239, set out as a note under section 3791 of this title.

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42 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 3796d-22012112-239 [Sec.] 1086(b)(1)(I)126 Stat. 1968
§ 3796d-22012112-239 [Sec.] 1086(b)(1)(G)126 Stat. 1968

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