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ERIC Number: ED507989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing the Post-9/11 GI Bill: Lessons Learned and Emerging Issues. Policy Matters: A Higher Education Policy Brief
McBain, Lesley
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
On August 1, 2009, the most generous veterans education benefit program since the original post-World War II GI Bill went into effect. The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act, popularly known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, pays for up to 100 percent of a veteran's tuition/required fees at a state college/university depending on the veteran's length of service. It may also include a housing allowance and book stipend (subject to some restrictions). In certain cases the benefit may be transferred to a veteran's dependent or spouse. Tuition payments are made directly to the institution, while housing allowance and book stipend payments are sent directly to the veteran. Institutions may also choose to voluntarily participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a program designed to assist veterans who attend higher-priced private and public universities or individual programs that cost more than baseline Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, institutions stipulate the amount of institutional funds they will contribute and the number of veterans for which they will contribute those funds, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will match up to 50 percent of that amount. As the end of the fall semester approaches for many institutions and the dust of initial Post-9/11 GI Bill implementation has begun to settle somewhat, this paper takes stock of the implementation's current status. It also notes emerging issues that may affect incoming student veterans for months or years to come. (Contains 3 footnotes, 3 resources, and 8 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill