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  1. 'I thought that maybe, just maybe, the Senate could come together and do the right thing for our veterans. But, no,' said Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, after his veterans bill failed to advance. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Senate blocks huge vets benefits bill

    A massive veterans legislative package that would have expanded a host of post-military benefits was sidelined Thursday after Senate Democratic backers failed to find enough support among their Republican colleagues.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
  2. U. of Maine system approves in-state tuition for vets

    The University of Maine System is extending in-state tuition rates to all members of the military.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  3. Unanimous approval in U.S. House for in-state tuition for vets

    Lawmakers in a deeply divided House of Representatives can't agree on much anymore, but they're unanimous on at least one thing: Veterans shouldn't be stuck with out-of-state tuition costs at public universities.

    • Feb. 11, 2014
  4. A Marine works on a college homework assignment at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. The Corps will spend $44 million on tuition assistance in fiscal 2014, Marine officials say. Cpl. Ned Johnson / Marine Corps

    Corps restores tuition assistance money

    After months of reduced funds and uncertainty about the future, a robust Tuition Assistance Program is back, according to Marine officials. Within weeks, millions more dollars will become available to help Marines pay for school.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  5. Proposed MOU would require TA schools to be eligible for civilian financial aid program

    The Pentagon is pushing a quality-control proposal that would shut out of the military tuition assistance program any colleges and universities that are ineligible for civilian federal financial aid.

    • Jan. 16, 2014
  6. Tuition assistance funds gone; outlook unclear

    There is a reason that Marines seeking tuition assistance at their base education center are being deferred.

    • Dec. 9, 2013
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    New privately run 'GI Bill' site could raise concerns

    Little more than a year after government officials took over the private website, saying that it misled veterans, a new website has popped up that may renew similar concerns.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  8. Tuition assistance safe, DoD says

    Amid the ongoing turmoil over future defense spending, the Pentagon's top budget officer says tuition assistance money for troops is not on the chopping block.

    • Oct. 18, 2013
  9. Steven Maieli visits an orphanage in Rwanda while studying abroad  an experience the Post-9/11 GI Bill helped him cover. Courtesy Steven Maieli

    Study abroad offers many advantages and GI Bill can cover it

    If you're going to college, you have probably seen postings around campus or advertisements in the course catalog offering you the incredible experience of studying abroad. Your first thought may be, '

    • Oct. 4, 2013
  10. Poll: Troops using Post-9/11 GI Bill on their own educations

    While the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows eligible service members to transfer their education benefits to a spouse or children, most troops and veterans of every stripe plan to use the vast majority of the benefits for themselves, a new poll suggests.

    • Sep. 27, 2013
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