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By Karina Hernandez, The Hechinger Report
Today, a college degree is widely considered a prerequisite for career success -- but military veterans, often from low-income backgrounds, tend to lack the financial resources to pursue higher education. The nonprofit Posse Foundation aims to alter this dynamic, sending…
By PBS NewsHour
Since 2009, the G.I. Bill has paid up to $21,000 a year of college tuition for those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Much of that money, though, goes to for-profit schools, which award degrees some employers don’t recognize. Aaron…
Veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan are enrolling at for-profit colleges and some of those companies operating on campus “appear to be taking advantage of a loophole.” That loophole lets the companies count GI Bill benefits as non-federal (non-taxpayer)…
By Elizabeth Jones
Veterans can receive the full cost of a college education under the GI Bill, but recently funds from the bill have flowed mostly to for-profit schools, even though veterans’ prospects are often not appreciably better after attending them. Aaron Glantz…
Veterans going back to school find benefit in specialized on-campus support…
A new G.I. bill signed into law Monday doubles funding for education benefits available to military personnel who have served since Sept. 11, 2001, and allows transfer of benefits to a spouse or children. Analysts discuss the law and its…
The presidential candidates celebrated Memorial Day by praising veterans and focusing on their concerns, while President Bush spoke to military families at Arlington National Cemetery.
As Sen. Hillary Clinton apologized for citing the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as a rationale for staying in the race, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama took harder punches at one another in the presidential contest. Mark Shields and…
The latest infusion of funds for U.S. forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan has been delayed by debate in the House of Representatives. Kwame Holman looks at debate and examines what it will mean for troops on the ground.
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