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Title XX
VETERANS
Chapter 295
LAWS RELATING TO VETERANS: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 295.02
295.02 Use of funds; age, etc.
(1) Sums appropriated and expended to carry out the provisions of s. 295.01(1) may be used to pay tuition and registration fees, board, and room rent and to buy books and supplies for the children of deceased or disabled veterans or servicemembers, as defined and limited in s. 295.01, s. 295.016, s. 295.017, s. 295.018, s. 295.0185, s. 295.019, or s. 295.0195, or of parents classified as prisoners of war or missing in action, as defined and limited in s. 295.015, who are between the ages of 16 and 22 years and who are in attendance at an eligible postsecondary education institution as defined in s. 295.04. Any child having entered upon a course of training or education under the provisions of this chapter, consisting of a course of not more than 4 years, and arriving at the age of 22 years before the completion of such course may continue the course and receive all benefits of the provisions of this chapter until the course is completed.
(2) Sums appropriated and expended to carry out the provisions of s. 295.01(2) may be used to pay tuition and registration fees, board, and room rent and to buy books and supplies for the spouses of deceased or disabled veterans or servicemembers, as defined and limited in s. 295.01, who are enrolled at an eligible postsecondary education institution as defined in s. 295.04.
(3) Notwithstanding the benefits-disbursement provision in s. 295.04, such funds shall be applicable for up to 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of an initial baccalaureate degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.
(4) The Department of Education shall administer this educational program subject to regulations of the department.
History.s. 2, ch. 20966, 1941; s. 1, ch. 63-124; s. 2, ch. 63-204; s. 17, ch. 69-180; ss. 15, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 70, ch. 72-221; s. 1, ch. 72-346; s. 1, ch. 74-211; s. 2, ch. 81-275; s. 139, ch. 83-217; s. 3, ch. 86-177; s. 3, ch. 91-166; s. 21, ch. 91-221; s. 248, ch. 95-148; s. 26, ch. 2004-357; s. 3, ch. 2005-127; s. 2, ch. 2006-244; s. 1, ch. 2010-155.