Bill proposes housing aid for vets who take online courses

Friday - 2/13/2009, 5:17pm EST

By Max Cacas
FederalNewsRadio

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee wants to give returning vets who take classes online some parity with those who go to brick-and-mortar schools.

Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif) says HR-950 is designed to allow veterans who take distance-learning classes online to receive housing stipends under the recently-approved GI Bill.

The measure is now being considered by the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

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