112 STAT. 3326 PUBLIC LAW 105-368—NOV. 11, 1998 (1) by striking "shall" and inserting "may"; and (2) by inserting ", including fee arrangements described in section 1703 of title 38, United States Code" after "arrangements". (d) OUTREACH.— Subsection (g) of such section is amended— (1) by striking "to ensure" and all that follows through the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting "for the purposes of the program."; and (2) by adding at the end the following new sentence: "In conducting such outreach activities, the Secretary shall advise that medical treatment is not available under the program.". (e) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— Subsection (i) of such section is amended to read as follows: Deadline. "(i) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than July 31, 1999, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on activities with respect to the program, including the provision of services under subsection (d).". TITLE II—EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT Subtitle A—Education Matters SEC. 201. CALCULATION OF REPORTING FEE BASED ON TOTAL VETERAN ENROLLMENT DURING A CALENDAR YEAR. (a) IN GENERAL. — The second sentence of section 3684(c) is amended by striking "on October 31" and all that follows through the period and inserting "during the calender year.". (b) FUNDING. —Section 3684(c), as amended by subsection (a), is further amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: "The reporting fee payable under this subsection shall be paid from amounts appropriated for readjustment benefits.". 38 USC 3684 (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendments made by this section note. shall apply with respect to calendar years beginning after December 31, 1998. SEC. 202. ELECTION OF ADVANCE PAYMENT OF WORK-STUDY ALLOWANCE. (a) IN GENERAL.— The third sentence of section 3485(a)(1) is amended by striking "An individual shall be paid in advance" and inserting "An individual may elect, in a manner prescribed by the Secretary, to be paid in advance". 38 USC 3485 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendment made by subsection (a) note. shall apply with respect to agreements entered into under section 3485 of title 38, United States Code, on or after January 1, 1999. SEC. 203. ALTERNATIVE TO TWELVE SEMESTER HOUR EQUIVALENCY REQUIREMENT. (a) IN GENERAL. —The following sections of chapter 30 are each amended by striking "successfully completed" each place it appears and inserting "successfully completed (or otherwise received academic credit for)": sections 3011(a)(2), 3012(a)(2), 3018(b)(4)(ii), 3018A(a)(2), 3018B(a)(l)(B), 3018B(a)(2)(B), and 3018C(a)(3). 38 USC 3011 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendments made by subsection note. (a) shall take effect on October 1, 1998.