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  1. California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

    California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  2. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jason Snider studies aboard the amphibious assault ship Nassau. Snider is taking a college level English course given by the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education. MCSN Jonathan Pankau/Navy

    TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible

    An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  3. Law seeks to expand in-state tuition for all

    A bill signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 7, dedicated primarily to overhauling veterans' health care, also includes a major victory for education advocates.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  4. Post-9/11 GI Bill turns 5

    Seventy years ago, the original GI Bill provided a bridge to the middle class for veterans returning from war who may have otherwise found limited opportunity in the civilian world.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  5. DoD tightens tuition assistance rules

    Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  6. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images

    College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire

    Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  7. VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

    Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  8. Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said lawmakers are not likely to reduce or eliminate veterans education benefits. Getty Images

    GI Bill benefit unlikely to be cut, acting VA secretary says

    Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said he 'can't imagine' lawmakers cutting back on veterans education benefits in the near future even with the continued fiscal pressures facing Congress.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  9. President Obama writes that, as was the case with the veterans who used the first GI Bill 70 years ago, investing in our newest veterans will produce leaders the country needs. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Obama: Post-9/11 GI Bill keeps promise to newest vets

    The GI Bill, celebrating its 70th anniversary, has had a huge positive impact on the lives of millions of veterans over the years. President Obama says the generous Post-9/11 GI Bill continues to transform lives as one of the 'smartest investments' the nation has ever made.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  10. William Hubbard of Student Veterans of America talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a hearing to discuss ways to enhance protections for veterans who carry student loan debt. Elissa Nadworny / Medill News Service

    Vets' advocates push for more student loan protections

    For many veterans attending college, student debt ultimately will become 'one of the largest inhibiting factors' to their long-term career success, a veterans' advocate told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  11. Attorney General Eric Holder, above, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced May 13 that lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement to resolve allegations it charged military service members excessive interest rates on their student loans. Orlin Wagner / AP

    60,000 troops, vets to receive money in student loan deal

    The country's largest student loan providers will pay out $60 million to U.S. troops and veterans for unfair lending practices under a proposed settlement announced by the Justice and Education departments Tuesday.

    • May. 13, 2014
  12. 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
  13. GI Bill helps military kid choose her college

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

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  14. 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
  15. '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
  16. The Coast Guard has expanded tuition assistance for Coasties taking graduate courses toward a master's degree. DC1 Karlton Rebenstorf / Coast Guard

    Coast Guard expands tuition assistance to master's degrees

    Coasties looking to complete a master's degree can now get help from the service's tuition assistance program, according to a Feb. 20 service-wide message.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  17. 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
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