Many have called it the most substantial improvement to veterans’ education benefits since World War II. Others see it as the nation making up for what it didn’t do for those who returned with little thanks after serving in Vietnam.
But whatever the sentiment, on August 1, more than a year and a half after it was introduced in the Senate, the “Post-9/11” GI Bill is going live. According to Military.com, featuring a generous housing stipend for vets-turned-students, tuition payments pegged to state university rates, and $1,000 per year for books and supplies, the new program should make college life a lot easier for most veterans. For active-duty troops – who may also use the benefit or even transfer it to a spouse – it offers uncapped tuition payments for any college or university – public or private.
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