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 GI Bill & Tuition Assistance

  1. 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
  2. GI Bill helps military kid choose her college

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

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  3. 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
  4. '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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. TA changes: Semester-hour limit, yearlong wait take effect Jan. 1

    Major changes are coming Jan.1 to the tuition assistance program.

    • Dec. 14, 2013
  9. The new TA rules apply to officers and enlisted soldiers of the Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve who are pursuing college degrees with TA support. Defense Department

    Army announces new TA restrictions for 2014

    The Tuition Assistance program will continue to be funded in 2014, but on Jan. 1 the Army will place new restrictions on the popular program, including a cap on the number of semester hours that can be paid for annually with TA money.

    • Dec. 4, 2013
  10. The gibill.asia uses military logos, but it is not affiliated with the military. Screenshot

    New privately run 'GI Bill' site could raise concerns

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

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. A U.S. Park Police officer stand guard in front of the closed Lincoln Memorial on Oct. 1. Tuition assistance for all classes starting Oct. 1 or later has been suspended as a result of the government shutdown. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Tuition assistance suspended during shutdown

    Tuition assistance for all classes starting today or after Oct. 1 has been suspended as a result of the government shutdown, the Army announced today.

    • Oct. 1, 2013
  14. 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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