ERIC Number: ED132365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-8
Reference Count: 0
Sunbelt States Reap GI Bill Bonanza. Eastern and Midwestern Vietnam Veterans Lose Scholarship Opportunities.
Feldman, Stuart F.
The major issue covered in this report involves the unequal distribution of GI Bill education benefits in different states. It is noted that since differences in state tuition charges are not recognized, veterans in Eastern and Midwestern high-tuition states have a harder time using education and training opportunities than veterans in Sunbelt lower-tuition Western and Southern states. Major findings resulting from investigation of this issue are covered under the headings (1) General Discussion, (2) Geographic Differences Discussed, (3) Legislative Formula Produces Unexpected Results, (4) Inadequacies of the Present GI Bill for All Veterans, and (5) The Means to Provide an Adequate GI Bill for All Veterans. A final recommendation calls for corrective action by means of tuition equalizer legislation passed either by the Congress or by individual Eastern and Midwestern states to give all veterans the same chance at education. A list of tuition and fees at 4-year public colleges (1976-77), a "Washington Post" article on the GI Bill, and a news release summarizing this report are appended. (WL)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Financial Needs, Financial Problems, Government Role, Postsecondary Education, State Aid, Veterans, Veterans Education
Stuart Feldman, Suite 931, 1346 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.; National League of Cities, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Veterans Education and Training Service, Washington, DC.