Veteran Benefits

Post-9/11 GI Bill Tuition and Fee Rate

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill can pay your full resident tuition at a public school. If you are attending a private or foreign school it will pay up to $21,970.46 per academic year. Private schools can choose to participate in the "Yellow-Ribbon" program which can waive a portion of the difference in the tuition you are charged and the amount covered ... more

Groups Oppose Plan to Steer More Vets to Private Health Care Providers

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Several of the country's largest veterans' service organizations say Sen. John McCain's plan to reform VA health care has merit but aren't on board with expanding a program to steer vets to private health care providers. Under the so-called Veterans Choice Program, those who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or who face long wait times... more

Montgomery GI Bill Rates

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The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2015. For trainees on active duty, payment is limited to reimbursement of tuition and fees for the training taken. The rates in the following two tables will apply to those completing an enlistment of three years or more. Institutional Training Tr... more

Ted Cruz Starts Petition for VA Secretary to Resign

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WASHINGTON -- Former presidential candidate Ted Cruz began a petition Wednesday calling on Bob McDonald to resign despite a public apology from the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary for comparing the wait for veterans' health care to the lines for Disney amusement-park rides. The Republican senator from Texas, who put the petition on his... more

VA Chief: 'I Deeply Regret' Wait-time Comparison to Disney

In this photo taken Feb. 25, 2016, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park. "It was never my intention to suggest that I don't take our mission of serving veterans very seriously," McDonald said in a written statement. "If my com... more

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