Historic GI Education Benefit

If you’ve served in the military since Sept. 11, 2001, the government wants to pay for your college education!

President George Bush signed an historic bill on Monday that will usher in the biggest educational GI benefits program that America has witnessed since World War II.

The legislation, which was the shepherded through Congress by Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), will provide full tuition at an in-state public college or university for any veteran who has served at least three years since 9/11. Eligible veterans will also receive a housing stipend and up to $1,000 a year for books and supplies.

The benefit is prorated for those who served less than three years since the 2001 terrorist attack. Someone who served in the military for at least six months, for instance, would be entitled to half of the maximum benefit.

You can learn much more about the program here. You can also learn more at the website of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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