Veterans

Best You Can Be Without a Degree

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While senators weigh bill to hugely boost GI Bill, the Pentagon, concerned that better benefits could hurt reenlistment, backs Bush plan for another kind of enhancement.

Major Expansion of Veterans' Tuition Aid Clears Big Hurdle

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Despite a veto threat from President Bush and with the presumptive Republican candidate to replace him in absentia, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would dramatically enhance educational benefits for veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it did so, supporters of the measure were quick to note, by a margin (75-22) that could comfortably override the president's veto. The legislation will now go back to the House, which passed a parallel bill last month but failed to muster a similar veto-proof margin.

Preparing for an Influx

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With veterans’ educational benefits poised to rise and number of would-be students surging, college leaders gather to discuss how to help ex-service members make their way.

Gauging the New GI Bill

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As Congress and White House agree on big boost in educational benefits, officials wonder if veterans will alter their college choices.

Operation Transition

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Now that Congress has provided billions more for veterans to become students, colleges consider what programs they need -- and the pros and cons of separate services.

Grave Concerns on the New GI Bill

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At Congressional hearing, lawmakers grill the Department of Veterans Affairs on its outsourcing plans, and question whether it will meet its tight timetable for implementing the program.

A Tale of Two GI Bills

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In choosing between the new and old educational benefit programs, veterans have many variables to consider. Here's a primer.

'Symbiotic' Approach to Veterans' Needs

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In what the president calls a “good symbiotic relationship,” Mount Wachusett Community College, in Massachusetts, has leased 10 acres, at no charge, to a nonprofit organization constructing the Northeast Veteran Training & Rehabilitation Center on its campus.

Guidance on New GI Bill

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U.S. proposes regulations to govern Post-9/11 GI Bill, including -- of interest to private colleges -- rules for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Disincentive for Distance Learning

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Under new GI Bill, veterans who study solely online won't be eligible for housing allowance that traditional students receive. Is privileging the on-campus experience overly romantic, or smart policy?

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