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Bill intended to help veteran college students stay in class if the government accidentally overpays them for their education

Sean Gallup
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A North Carolina U.S. Congressman has introduced a bill meant to help veteran college students stay in class if the Departments of Defense or Veterans Affairs accidentally overpays them for their education.

Congressman Don Davis said veterans should never have to worry about their educational future if a review determines they received a student loan overpayment due to no fault of their own.

Three years ago, Congress changed existing laws to ensure schools, rather than students, held responsibility for overpayments. But without the new legislation Davis said schools could disenroll student-veterans who cannot immediately repay the school following an accidental overpayment.

He added that student-veterans often do not get instant notification of an overpayment.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to eastern North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of kiddo cuddling, reading, and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.