13 Jun '12, 4pm

Proposed changes to GI Bill focus on preparing veterans for college

Sgt. 1st Class James Dawson, a Houston native and the equal opportunity advisor for 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Advise and Assist), 1st Cavalry Division, reads a college textbook while deployed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 30. Dawson says online classes have helped him continue his college education throughout his five deployments. Sgt. Justin A. Naylor WASHINGTON — Another year, another major overhaul for veterans’ GI Bill benefits. Lawmakers and veterans groups are again pushing for improvements to the post-9/11 GI Bill, a 3-year-old benefit that was itself a dramatic update to the traditional post-military education offerings. The benefit allows any veteran with at least three years’ service since late 2001 to complete a four-year degree program at state public colleges free of charge. It also includes a monthly living stipend and provisions to transfer unused education ...

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