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 GI Bill & Tuition Assistance

  1. 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
  2. GI Bill helps military kid choose her college

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

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  3. 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
  4. '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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Unanimous approval in U.S. House for in-state tuition for vets

    Lawmakers in a deeply divided House of Representatives can't agree on much anymore, but they're unanimous on at least one thing: Veterans shouldn't be stuck with out-of-state tuition costs at public universities.

    • Feb. 11, 2014
  8. Proposed MOU would require TA schools to be eligible for civilian financial aid program

    The Pentagon is pushing a quality-control proposal that would shut out of the military tuition assistance program any colleges and universities that are ineligible for civilian federal financial aid.

    • Jan. 16, 2014
  9. Tuition assistance will not be altered by the Navy anytime soon, according to Vice Adm. Bill Moran . Navy

    Personnel boss: TA 'not going to be touched'

    Sailors worried about losing tuition assistance as part of belt-tightening need not fear at least for the foreseeable future.

    • Dec. 26, 2013
  10.  Staff

    Repayments planned for TA lost during shutdown

    Up to 1,000 sailors who applied for tuition assistance during the federal government shutdown can apply to have the money they spent on classes reimbursed by the Navy a reversal of the initial October denials and of the Navy's interpretation of Defense

    • Dec. 13, 2013
  11. CNO: You may have to pay for tuition benefit

    The Navy plans to fully fund its tuition assistance coffers in fiscal 2014 at the same $84 million level it paid out in 2013. But after that, all bets are off.

    • Nov. 30, 2013
  12.  Illustration by John Harman/Staff

    Navy may repay rejected TA requests, if DoD allows it

    About 1,200 sailors had their tuition assistance requests rejected during the October government shutdown.

    • Nov. 5, 2013
  13. The gibill.asia uses military logos, but it is not affiliated with the military. Screenshot

    New privately run 'GI Bill' site could raise concerns

    Little more than a year after government officials took over the private website www.gibill.com, saying that it misled veterans, a new website has popped up that may renew similar concerns.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  14. Tuition assistance safe, DoD says

    Amid the ongoing turmoil over future defense spending, the Pentagon's top budget officer says tuition assistance money for troops is not on the chopping block.

    • Oct. 18, 2013
  15.  Graphic by John Harman

    Tuition assistance resumes as shutdown ends

    The Navy's tuition-assistance process has resumed following a shutdown-induced stoppage, but some sailors who began classes during the federal funding lapse will be out of luck.

    • Oct. 18, 2013
  16. Steven Maieli visits an orphanage in Rwanda while studying abroad  an experience the Post-9/11 GI Bill helped him cover. Courtesy Steven Maieli

    Study abroad offers many advantages and GI Bill can cover it

    If you're going to college, you have probably seen postings around campus or advertisements in the course catalog offering you the incredible experience of studying abroad. Your first thought may be, '

    • Oct. 4, 2013
  17. Tuition assistance to stay the course in fiscal '14

    When sequestration cuts hit the military this year, all services but the Navy cut their tuition assistance programs. Amid service member outrage, Congress quickly compelled them all to reinstate it.

    • Sep. 28, 2013
  18. Poll: Troops using Post-9/11 GI Bill on their own educations

    While the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows eligible service members to transfer their education benefits to a spouse or children, most troops and veterans of every stripe plan to use the vast majority of the benefits for themselves, a new poll suggests.

    • Sep. 27, 2013
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