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computed at the rate prescribed in paragraph (1) of this subsection for an eligible veteran with no dependents pursuing such a course.". SEC. 105. (a) The Administrator shall carry out directly a thorough ^Z'^^^aiilwantT study and investigation of the administrative difficulties and oppor- program abuses. tunities or abuse that would be occasioned by enactment of some form study. of variable tuition assistance allowance program, with reference to note. such difficulties and abuses experienced by the Veterans' Administration after the end of World W a r II in carrying out the provisions of Veterans' Regulation Numbered 1 (a), relating to the payment of tuition and related expenses for veterans of World W a r II pursuing a program of education or training under the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, and to any such difficulties and abuses presently ss Stat. 284. being experienced by the Veterans' Administration in carrying out existing tuition assistance programs under title 38, United States Code, including chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation, correspondence ^* ^^^ ^^°^' courses, flight training and P R E P, and of ways in which any such difficulties and abuses could be avoided or minimized through legislative or administrative action so as to ensure an expeditious, orderly, and effective implementation of any tuition assistance allowance program. (b) In carrying out the study and investigation required by subsection (a), the Administrator shall consult with and solicit the views and suggestions of interested veterans' organizations, educational groups and associations, persons receiving assistance under chapters 31, 34, 35 and 36 of title 38, United States Code, other Fed- 38 USC isoi. eral departments and agencies, and other interested parties. ^^^^' ^'^°°' ^'^^' (c) The Administrator shall report to the Congress and the PresiReport to con•t
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dent not later than one year alter the date oi enactment oi this Act President. on the results of the study and investigation carried out under this section, including any recommendations for legislative or administrative action. TITLE II — E D U C A T I O N A L A S S I S T A N C E PROGRAM ADJUSTMENTS SEC. 201. Section 1652(a)(3) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out the period at the end of such section and inserting in lieu thereof "unless at some time subsequent to the completion of such period of active duty for training such individual served on active duty for a consecutive period of one year or more (not including any service as a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies).". SEC. 202. Section 1661 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by. . . (1) inserting in subsection (a) before the period at the end thereof "plus an additional number of months, not exceeding nine, as may be utilized in pursuit of a program of education leading to a standard undergraduate college degree"; and (2) striking out in subsection (c) "subsection (b) " and inserting in lieu thereof "subsections (a) and (b)".