CHAPTER 401

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 671

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 36, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN OF DECEASED MILITARY AND STATE POLICE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 3604, Chapter 36, Title 14, by the Delaware Code by deleting the existing section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§3604. Eligible Institutions.

Benefits authorized in this chapter may be utilized for attendance at an institution financially supported by the State; or if the desired major or training is not available in such an institution, then at a private institution in Delaware; or, if there is no institution in Delaware offering such major or training, at a public or private institution in another state. If an eligible student chooses to attend an institution out of the sequence described herein, the value of the benefit will be reduced as described in §3605.

Section 2. Amend Section 3605, Chapter 36, Title 14, of the Delaware Code by striking the existing section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§3605. Extent of Benefit.

The per student benefits granted under this chapter may not exceed the amount of tuition and fees per academic year. Benefits shall be limited to 4 years of training or education. If the student attends an institution according to the priority sequence outlined in § 3604, the benefit shall be equal to the amount of tuition and fees. If the student chooses to attend a Delaware private institution when his/her major is offered at a Delaware public institution, or if the student chooses to attend an out-of-state institution when his/her major is offered at a Delaware public institution and/or a Delaware private institution, the amount of the benefit shall be equal to the tuition and fees of: 1) the average tuition and fees of the Delaware public institutions which offer the major, or 2) the average tuition and fees of the Delaware private institutions which offer the major, if it is not offered at a Delaware public institution.

Section 3. Amend Section 3606, Chapter 36, Title 14, of the Delaware Code by deleting the second paragraph in its entirety as it appears therein.

Approved July 18, 1990.