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 GI Bill & Tuition Assistance

  1. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images

    College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire

    Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  2. VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

    Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  3. Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said lawmakers are not likely to reduce or eliminate veterans education benefits. Getty Images

    GI Bill benefit unlikely to be cut, acting VA secretary says

    Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said he 'can't imagine' lawmakers cutting back on veterans education benefits in the near future even with the continued fiscal pressures facing Congress.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  4. President Obama writes that, as was the case with the veterans who used the first GI Bill 70 years ago, investing in our newest veterans will produce leaders the country needs. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Obama: Post-9/11 GI Bill keeps promise to newest vets

    The GI Bill, celebrating its 70th anniversary, has had a huge positive impact on the lives of millions of veterans over the years. President Obama says the generous Post-9/11 GI Bill continues to transform lives as one of the 'smartest investments' the nation has ever made.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  5. William Hubbard of Student Veterans of America talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a hearing to discuss ways to enhance protections for veterans who carry student loan debt. Elissa Nadworny / Medill News Service

    Vets' advocates push for more student loan protections

    For many veterans attending college, student debt ultimately will become 'one of the largest inhibiting factors' to their long-term career success, a veterans' advocate told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  6. Attorney General Eric Holder, above, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced May 13 that lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement to resolve allegations it charged military service members excessive interest rates on their student loans. Orlin Wagner / AP

    60,000 troops, vets to receive money in student loan deal

    The country's largest student loan providers will pay out $60 million to U.S. troops and veterans for unfair lending practices under a proposed settlement announced by the Justice and Education departments Tuesday.

    • May. 13, 2014
  7. N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed

    Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  8. GI Bill helps military kid choose her college

    For months, Trinity High School senior Sydney Dydiw toyed with an important decision.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  9. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks April 7 in Washington. Susan Walsh / AP

    Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  10. '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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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