To amend title 38, United States Code, to require courses of education provided by public institutions of higher education that are approved for purposes of the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. APPROVAL OF COURSES OF EDUCATION PROVIDED BY PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PURPOSES OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CONDITIONAL ON IN-STATE TUITION RATE FOR VETERANS.
(a) In General.--Section 3679 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, the Secretary or the Secretary's designee shall disapprove a course of education provided by a public institution of higher education unless the institution charges tuition and fees for a veteran at the same rate as the institution charges for residents of the State in which the institution is located, regardless of the veteran's State of residence. The Secretary shall notify the State approving agency of the Secretary's disapproval of a course of education under this subsection.''. (b) Treatment of Enrolled Benefits Recipients.-- (1) In general.--In the case of a veteran or eligible person who is enrolled before August 1, 2014, in a course...