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74-32,148. Same; entitlement to assistance; amount; duration; limitations. (a) Subject to the availability of appropriations for the Kansas national guard educational assistance program and within the limits of any such appropriations, every eligible guard member who is enrolled at a Kansas educational institution and who is participating in the program shall receive assistance each semester in an amount equal to the tuition and required fees for not more than 15 credit hours. The aggregate number of credit hours for which assistance may be provided under the program shall not exceed 150% of the total credit hours required for the eligible guard member to complete such member's educational program.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), eligible guard members shall not be paid the amount of tuition and required fees charged for any course repeated or taken in excess of the requirements for completion of the educational program in which the eligible guard member is enrolled. The amount of tuition and required fees paid an eligible guard member pursuant to subsection (a) shall be at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate that would be charged by a state educational institution, as defined in K.S.A. 76-711, and amendments thereto, for enrollment of the eligible guard member.

(c) Amounts of assistance for which an eligible guard member is eligible to receive under this act shall be offset by the aggregate amount of federal financial assistance received by such guard member, as a result of active national guard membership, to pay costs of tuition and fees for enrollment at Kansas educational institutions.

History: L. 1996, ch. 261, § 4; L. 2002, ch. 118, § 3; L. 2018, ch. 36, § 2; July 1.

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