(1) has completed a doctoral degree in computer science or electrical or computer engineering at an accredited institution of higher education during the five-year period preceding the date on which the individual is hired;
(2) is an employee of the Department who serves in a position related to information security (as determined by the Secretary); and
(3) owes any amount of principal or interest under a loan, the proceeds of which were used by or on behalf of that individual to pay costs relating to a doctoral degree in computer science or electrical or computer engineering at an accredited institution of higher education.
(2) The total amount payable to an individual under this section for any year may not exceed the amount of the principal and interest on loans referred to in subsection (b)(3) that is paid by the individual during such year.
(2) The Secretary shall make such a payment—
(A) on the last day of the one-year period beginning on the date on which the individual is accepted into the program established under subsection (a); or
(B) in the case of an individual who received a payment under this section for the preceding fiscal year, on the last day of the one-year period beginning on the date on which the individual last received such a payment.
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, education debt reduction payments under this section shall not be considered as income or resources in determining eligibility for, or the amount of benefits under, any Federal or federally assisted program.
(1) tuition expenses; and
(2) all other reasonable educational expenses, including fees, books, and laboratory expenses.
2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–275 substituted "paragraph (3)" for "paragraph (2)".