The President just signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944. This legislation contains 34 new provisions, the vast majority of which will enhance or expand education […]
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Safeguarding the Integrity of GI Bill Benefits
Over the past few years you may have heard us using phrases like, “safeguarding the integrity of GI Bill benefits” and “protecting our beneficiaries from bad actors,” – but what does this really mean?
Choice Act – In State Tuition Requirement
I would like to provide you a brief update with respect to Section 702 of the Choice Act. Today the Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs announced a blanket waiver to all non-compliant states until December 31, 2015 (granted a waiver).
GI Bill for Registered Apprenticeships
Did you know that Veterans have the opportunity to “earn and learn” in a Registered Apprenticeship while receiving GI Bill® education benefits? We want to help put Veterans in the driver’s seat when it comes to using their education benefits. We want them to be the most informed consumers … That is why we are […]
GI Bill 70th Anniversary
Like so many young Americans, Nathaniel Boone wanted to create a better life for himself and for his family. By 18 years old, he had lost his father, his mother was sick, and he had no money to go to school. So he left his hometown of Englewood New Jersey and joined the Marines to […]
Employment Program for VA Education Students- Work-Study Program
The GI Bill can help cover many of a Veteran’s expenses, but often there are still bills to pay. Did you know there is a program that can pay students to help other Veterans right in their own community and do it while attending school?
GI Bill Advance Payments and Other College Funding Cources
You may have come across the term “advance payment” in dealing with GI Bill benefits. Who wouldn’t want their pay in advance? Better sooner than later, sign me up! So what exactly is it? Can a Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) student request advance payments?
Veterans’ Reimbursement of IEEE Computer Society Software Development Certifications Expanded under GI Bill Provisions
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 27 September, 2011 – Reimbursement of IEEE Computer Society software development certifications has been expanded for veterans under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the bill, veterans are eligible for 100 percent reimbursement of the US $395 cost of taking the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) exam for entry-level developers and the $495 […]