38 U.S. Code § 3317 - Public-private contributions for additional educational assistance
Public-private contributions for additional educational assistance
(a)Establishment of Program.—
In instances where the educational assistance provided pursuant to section 3313(c)(1)(A) does not cover the full cost of established charges (as specified in section 3313), the Secretary shall carry out a program under which colleges and universities can, voluntarily, enter into an agreement with the Secretary to cover a portion of those established charges not otherwise covered under section 3313(c)(1)(A), which contributions shall be matched by equivalent contributions toward such costs by the Secretary. The program shall only apply to covered individuals described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 3311(b).
(b)Designation of Program.—
The program under this section shall be known as the “Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program”.
(c)Agreements.—The Secretary shall enter into an agreement with each college or university seeking to participate in the program under this section. Each agreement shall specify the following:
The manner (whether by direct grant, scholarship, or otherwise) of the contributions to be made by the college or university concerned.
The maximum amount of the contribution to be made by the college or university concerned with respect to any particular individual in any given academic year.
The maximum number of individuals for whom the college or university concerned will make contributions in any given academic year.
(d) Matching Contributions.—
In instances where the educational assistance provided an individual under section 3313(c)(1)(A) does not cover the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees at a college or university, the Secretary shall provide up to 50 percent of the remaining costs for tuition and mandatory fees if the college or university voluntarily enters into an agreement with the Secretary to match an equal percentage of any of the remaining costs for such tuition and fees.
The Secretary shall make available on the Internet website of the Department available to the public a current list of the colleges and universities participating in the program under this section. The list shall specify, for each college or university so listed, appropriate information on the agreement between the Secretary and such college or university under subsection (c).
Pat Tillman Veterans’ Scholarship Initiative
“(a)Availability of Scholarship Information.—
By not later than June 1, 2011, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall include on the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs a list of organizations that provide scholarships to veterans and their survivors and, for each such organization, a link to the Internet website of the organization.
“(b)Maintenance of Scholarship Information.—
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall make reasonable efforts to notify schools and other appropriate entities of the opportunity to be included on the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs pursuant to subsection (a).”