Do education awards that were received prior to the effective date of the rule count toward the maximum value of education awards an individual may receive?

Yes. The national service laws, as amended by the Serve America Act, do not differentiate between awards received prior to the effective date and those received subsequent to the effective date. All awards earned in the past will have a value attributed to them for the purposes of this section. Thus, if an individual has received two full-time education awards in the past, that individual is not eligible to receive another education award.

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