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PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2749 through the project to the member to assist the member to prepare for and pursue a program of higher education upon separation from active duty. Assistance provided under the program may include a stipend provided under subsection (d) of such section. (b) EuGiBLE MEMBERS.—^A member of the Armed Forces shall be eligible for assistance under subsection (a) if the member— (1) was on active duty or full-time National Guard duty on September 30, 1990; (2) during the five-year period beginning on that date, was or is discharged or released from such duty (under other than adverse circumstances); and (3) submits an application to the Secretary of Defense within such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Secretary of Defense may require. (c) NOTIFICATION OF MEMBERS PREVIOUSLY SEPARATED. —TO the extent feasible, the Secretary of Defense shall notify members of the Armed Forces who, between September 30, 1990, and the date of the enactment of this Act, were discharged or released from active duty or full-time National Guard duty regarding the availability of the program under subsection (a). The Secretary may establish a time limit within which such members may apply to participate in the program. (d) PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE. — (1) DETERMINATION OF AMOUNT.—The amount of assistance provided under subsection (a) to a member of the Armed Forces shall be equal to the anticipated cost of providing services to the member through an upward bound project, subject to the limitation that such amount may not exceed the monthly basic pay to which the member is entitled at the time of the separation of the member. The Secretary of Defense may provide assistance in excess of that limitation if the Secretary determines, on a case by case basis, that such assistance is warranted by the special trcdning needs of the member. (2) CONSULTATION.—The Secretary of Education may assist the Secretary of Defense in determining the amount to be provided under paragraph (1). (e) USE OF ASSISTANCE.—^A member of the Armed Forces who is selected to participate in the program may receive services through any upward bound project assisted under section 402C of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a-13) to the same extent as other individuals eligible to receive such services. A member may not participate after the end of the two-year period beginning on the date on which the member is discharged or released from active duty, except that, in the case of a member described in subsection (b) who was discharged or released from active duty before the date of the enactment of this Act, the period for participation in the program shall be two years from the date of the enactment of this Act. (f) REIMBURSEMENT. —Upon submission to the Secretary of Defense of a request for reimbursement of the costs to provide services to a participant, the Secretary shall reimburse the upward bound project submitting the request for the actual cost of providing services (including a stipend) to the member, not to exceed the amount provided under subsection (d)(D. Funds provided under this subsection shall be in addition to the funds otherwise provided to the project under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.