Veterans

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?

New Initiatives for Disabled Vets

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Rochester Institute of Technology announces program for those with hearing loss, while Michigan State starts new financial aid program for disabled veterans.

On Yellow Ribbon, Shades of Gray

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Colleges will soon decide whether to waive tuition for veterans as part of the Yellow Ribbon program, a component of the new GI Bill. A VA official answers some questions.

Questions on Tuition for New GI Bill

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Department of Veterans Affairs publishes a preliminary list of the maximum tuition and fees it will cover in each state, and some of the numbers are eye-poppingly high.

GI Bill Progress Report

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Veterans' agency says it's on schedule to meet August 1 enactment date; questions remain over varied (and in some cases very high) benefit rates across states.

In Admissions, a (Military) Chain of Command

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California State U. reserves spots at each campus for veterans or service members selected by their commanders.

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