The restoring G.I. Bill fairness act of 2011 was signed by Pres. Obama on August 3, 2011. This was designed to protect veterans who have been enrolled in non-public institutions for higher learning. This will be as far-reaching as January 4, 2011. This will prevent a rejection of tuition coverage that originally came about on August 1 with the G.I. Bill 2.0. As usual Was $17,500. Though only 7 states were affected, this bill will help individuals in the states.
Active-duty and veterans will now have a guarantee for their tuitions and the benefits to remain unchanged through July 31, 2014. The states that are included in the bill are Michigan, New Hampshire, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina and Texas. Veterans and other states were not in any risk of losing tuition benefits because the previous in-state tuition limits were already well below $17,500 as a cap.
The VA loan guarantee fee for certain subsequent loans that are planned changing October will be adjusted to help fund this temporary protection. There is a 3.3% funding fee required for subsequent users. This fee will be offset partially until October 12, 2012.