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38 U.S. Code § 3470 - Selection of program

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Subject to the provisions of this chapter, each eligible veteran may select a program of education to assist the veteran in attaining an educational, professional, or vocational objective at any educational institution (approved in accordance with chapter 36 of this title) selected by the veteran, which will accept and retain the veteran as a student or trainee in any field or branch of knowledge which such institution finds the veteran qualified to undertake or pursue.

(Added Pub. L. 89–358, § 2, Mar. 3, 1966, 80 Stat. 15, § 1670; amended Pub. L. 94–502, title II, § 211(5), Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2388; renumbered § 3470, Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406.)
Editorial Notes
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 1620 (first sentence) of this title, prior to repeal by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 89–358.


1991—Pub. L. 102–83 renumbered section 1670 of this title as this section.

1976—Pub. L. 94–502 substituted “the veteran” for “him” wherever appearing.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

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