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  • 'Welcome' Waiver helps Combat Veterans

    Over 1 million troops have served in Operation Enduring Freedom since 2001, and upon their arrival home these soldiers are expecting reasonable compensation in return for honorably serving their country. This past June, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the "Welcome Home Waiver Program" in hopes of aiding the education of Massachusetts' veterans who have served in combat since Sept. 11, 2001. Veterans who are accepte... more

  • States Rush to Attract Veteran Students

    With the announcement by the VA that all state schools must provide in-state tuition for Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI bill as a result of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 states are scrambling to comply with the new federal law. To remain approved for VA’s GI Bill programs, schools must charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to “covered individuals.” A covered individual is defined in the Choice Act as: A Veter... more

  • VRAP GI Bill Program Was Highly Successful

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    The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) was designed to assist unemployed Veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 upgrade their skills for today's high-demand jobs. The VA worked with the Department of Labor (DOL) to offer training in a high-demand occupation as defined by DOL. The VRAP Program ran from 2011 - 2014 and trained over 76,000 Veterans. After the Veterans completed their training, the DOL helped them with job placement. ... more

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill Details

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    The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for servicemembers who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. The Post-9/11 GI Bill can pay your full tuition & fees at school, provide you with a monthly housing allowance while you are going to school, and give you up to $1,000 a year to use for books and supplies. If you live in the middle of nowhere the Post-9/11 GI Bill will even provide you with a one-time re... more

  • Dealing with GI Bill Overpayments


    Over the years many veterans have found themselves in a situation in which they owe the VA for an “overpayment” of GI Bill benefits. The number veterans experiencing indebtedness to the VA has increased since the Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect. There are several situations in which a veteran may find themselves owing the VA for GI Bill overpayments, but the most common cause of indebtedness is veterans changing their enrollment, especially... more

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