Post-9/11 GI Bill Helps Educate Veterans

Post-9/11 GI Bill Helps Educate Veterans

In my mind, there’s no better path to success for veterans than taking full advantage of the GI Bill.

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, more commonly known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, has expanded educational benefits for the nearly two million men and women who have served in the Armed Forces since our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill has been called the most comprehensive investment in veterans’ education benefits since the original GI Bill of Rights was signed in 1944.

These benefits may cover up to the full cost of an undergraduate education at more than 4,000 public universities or colleges and some private schools. In addition to tuition and fees, many veterans will receive stipends for housing, books and supplies. And in some case, veterans can have their benefits transferred to family members.

I strongly suggest that every veteran takes the time to read and understand the benefits of this law. It’s the golden ticket for thousands of hardworking veterans to better educate themselves and improve the chances of success for themselves and their families.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a school, so reviewing the options is critical.

A great place to start is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website:

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