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Melissa Emrey-Arras – US Government Accountability Office, 2024
Veterans who received technical training in the military may be well suited to pursue degrees in STEM. The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship provides up to $30,000 to assist veterans with continuing qualifying STEM programs after they exhaust their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Military Training, STEM Education
Curda, Elizabeth H. – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
Veterans Affairs (VA) offers education benefits to veterans with disabilities through the GI Bill, VA's largest education program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), which helps veterans with service-connected disabilities re-enter the workforce. Each offers distinct features that may better serve veterans depending on their…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Disabilities, Reentry Workers, Employment Services
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA's) largest educational program. It provides payments for eligible veterans to cover tuition and fees, housing and other costs while they pursue a higher education. However, for some veterans this pursuit is interrupted when the school they attend unexpectedly closes. This testimony…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Federal Legislation, School Closing
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
In fiscal year 2013, VA provided over $12 billion in benefits for veterans' postsecondary education; however, questions have been raised as to whether some schools are receiving these funds as a result of inappropriate recruiting practices. GAO was asked to examine issues related to schools' recruitment of veterans. This report examines (1) how…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Veterans, Veterans Education, Postsecondary Education
Bertoni, Daniel – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided $9 billion in education benefits to service-members and veterans in fiscal year 2010, mostly through the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. In providing education benefits, VA relies on State Approving Agencies (SAA) to approve schools; and on schools to report students' enrollment status. US Government…
Descriptors: State Officials, Military Personnel, Veterans, Educational Benefits
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
With the passage of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post- 9/11 GI Bill), Congress created a comprehensive education benefit program for veterans, service members, and their dependents pursuing postsecondary education. Since implementation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided just over $5.7 billion for…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Federal Aid, Veterans, Dependents
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2008
In 2002, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that veteran students were awarded similar amounts of Title IV aid as nonveteran students, and veterans' total federal aid was greater when Chapter 30 GI benefits were included. This report responds to request from the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Committee on Veterans' Affairs…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid