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ERIC Number: ED568400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
After the Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Profile of Military Service Members and Veterans Enrolled in Undergraduate and Graduate Education. Stats in Brief. NCES 2016-435
Radford, Alexandria Walton; Bentz, Alexander; Dekker, Remmert; Paslov, Jonathan
National Center for Education Statistics
The Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect on August 1, 2009, increasing the education benefits available to military service members who served after September 10, 2001. A previous National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) study used national data collected in 2007-08 to profile military undergraduate and graduate students who received benefits prior to the Post-9/11 GI Bill's implementation. The current study adds analogous data from 2011-12 to profile students receiving Veterans' education benefits after the Post-9/11 GI Bill's implementation. This Statistics in Brief compares key statistics on military students' demographic characteristics, enrollment experiences, and benefit participation in both 2007-08 and 2011-12. Note that veterans who left service before 9/11 are not eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and that those who served after 9/11 (September 11, 2001) can choose whether to use Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits or other Veterans' education benefits. During the 2013 fiscal year, 69 percent of all beneficiaries of Veterans' education programs received their benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, while the remainder received their benefits through other Veterans Affairs education programs such as the Montgomery GI Bill, Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance (DEA), or the Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2013). Thus, in this report, not all 2011-12 students awarded Veterans' benefits will have received them through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The National Postsecondary Student Aid Studies (NPSAS:08 and NPSAS:12), on which this analysis is based, did not collect information on the specific type of Veterans' education benefits recipients used. The following are appended: (1) Data Tables; and (2) Standard Error Tables.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); RTI International
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDEDIES12C0095