To amend chapter 376, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the

disbursement of financial aid to Missouri Veterans.


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:


Section A.  Chapter 172, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new

section, to be known as section 172.955, to read as follows:


172.955.  1.  For purposes of this section, the following terms

shall mean:

            (1)  “University of Missouri” shall mean the University   

 established in section 172.010.

            (2) “Aid or assistance” shall mean any merit or need based scholarship, grant, or other form of financial assistance awarded from the University of Missouri to a student or applicant of that institution. It is commonly referred to as financial aid;

(3)  "Enrollee” shall have the same meaning ascribed to it as in section 127.360;

            (4) “eligible for educational assistance” shall mean those entitled to financial assistance pursuant to 38 U.S.C section 3313;


            2.Any University of Missouri based aid or assistance directed to any applicant or enrollee eligible for educational assistance from the Federal Department of Veterans affairs, shall not be provided directly to the institution or specifically designated for any purpose.