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21st Century Gi Bill

Enabling The Educational Success Of Student Veterans

Ray Toenniessen | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Ray Toenniessen

In 2012, more than $8 billion in government support for eligible veterans was paid out to colleges and universities around the country. You might assume by this staggering number that veterans education is a huge success. But a tuition bill doesn't equal a degree.

State and Schools in Washington State Should Deliver on Supporting Veterans

John Tymczyszyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
John Tymczyszyn

Academia attracts few veterans. School officials across the state seem at a loss on how to implement the somewhat vague plan, disinterested in implementation or totally unaware that a plan even exists.

Higher Education Bids Farewell to a Staunch Ally

R. Barbara Gitenstein | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
R. Barbara Gitenstein

Senator Frank Lautenberg was a practical progressive who based action on facts, figures, and hard-won experience. He knew first-hand, for example, the...

Preparing Colleges for the Arrival of Vets

Jose E. Coll, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
Jose E. Coll, Ph.D.

Administrators, faculty, counselors and staff should be prepared to manage the unique challenges that veteran students face as they transition out of the military and into higher education.

Amanda Terkel

Army Tuition Assistance Program Loses Funding Due To Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Service members hoping to get financial aid to further their education will be out of luck as the Army's Tuition Assistance program beco...

Defending the Defenders

Bianca Strzalkowski | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Bianca Strzalkowski

When times get tough, people start to take desperate measures. In a tough economy, companies seek ways to get a guaranteed dollar -- even if it involves duping our nation's heroes.

Max J. Rosenthal

Veteran Launches New Campaign | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.23.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- With the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, veterans became a prime target of for-profit colleges hoping to cash in on the new windfall o...

Amanda Terkel

Life After Being Discharged From The Military Under DADT | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dustin White was ready to serve his country overseas. After signing up for the New Jersey National Guard at the age of 17 and going thro...

For-Profits Unprofitable for GI's: Why Taxpayers Should Prohibit Use of Post 9-11 GI Bill Funding on 'For-Profit' Education

Laura J. Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura J. Steinberg

We need to seriously reconsider whether for-profit colleges give us the greatest return on our investment in the 21st Century GI Bill. There are plenty of reasons to doubt that they provide the quality education our veterans deserve.

Let Vets Have College Choice

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jon Soltz

A new rule from the Department of Education puts use of our successful GI Bill to attend online colleges in jeopardy by placing restrictions on how much many online universities receive in federal aid.

Vet Bloggers Storm America's Second Largest Agency

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

To most American Veterans, the Department of Veterans' Affairs is a mythical beast living somewhere in the the annals of Government, untouchable and unknowable to the common former servicemember. Still others see VA in an even more adversarial light, envisioning an entity that connives to withhold well earned benefits and care through any means possible.

VA Late On GI Bill Checks

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bureaucratic delays have left veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill with no money to pay college bills. Patrick Campbell, chief legislative counsel fo...

The GOP Strategy: Operation Monkeyshit

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

The GOP's goal from the second the president took office was to bring him down. Their sole intention is diminishing the president's popularity and laying the groundwork for the 2010 midterms and 2012 presidential elections.

Investing In Veterans

Hon. Eric E. Shinseki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hon. Eric E. Shinseki

Safely investing one's money requires a reasonable understanding of market forces. Here's an investment option that is guaranteed to pay high dividends for years: the education of America's Post-9/11 Veterans.

Grassroots Power: Thank You Video From Senators Webb and Hagel for Supporting New GI Bill

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the support of thousands of readers from The Huffington Post, IAVA helped make history. When the GI Bill was signed into law in June, many of you contributed to this remarkable victory.

Barack Obama Passes NORAD Test

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Obama's recent NORAD tour and renewed call for national service evoked further evidence that he has passed an important milestone in his campaign: passing the NORAD Test for presidential candidates.

History is Made: New GI Bill Signed into Law

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

It is a promise we made to the veterans of World War II: that those who defend our country should be able to take advantage of America's opportunity. This legislation again fulfills that promise.

Jason Linkins

Bush Wrongly Credits McCain For 'Working Hard' On G.I. Bill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President George W, Bush wasn't exactly a friend to the efforts put forth by Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and John Warner (R-VA) as they worked to secure ...

Right On, General Clark. Do Not Back Down.

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

While we should all honor McCain's service, that doesn't mean we should necessarily honor it by putting him in the White House to take up George W. Bush's third term.

McCain Flip Flops Again -- Praises GI Bill He Opposed

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In today's installment of McCain vs. McCain, the "straight talker" claimed credit for passage of the 21st Century GI Bill of Rights he opposed.

On the Brink of History

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the 92-6 victory in the Senate last night, the new GI Bill will now make its way to the president's desk for his signature. Here are some of the responses from veterans around the country.

Senate Passes 21st Century GI Bill While Sen. McCain Skips Vote

Victor LaPorte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor LaPorte

In an overwhelming show of support for our nation's veterans Thursday evening, 92 U.S. Senators voted in favor of the 21st Century GI Bill; also known...

My Conversation with Jim Webb

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2008-06-11-tavispull.jpgSen. Webb discusses the opposition to the GI bill from President Bush and a fellow Vietnam vet and Senate colleague, John McCain.

Jason Linkins

Jim Webb Brings Charm Offensive To Daily Show | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Virginia Senator Jim Webb is quickly becoming well-trained in the art of downplaying his vice-presidential chances, that hasn't stopped him from...

US Military Needs the New GI Bill

Victor LaPorte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor LaPorte

We have heard the opposition's argument against the 21st Century GI Bill time and time again: At a time when the United States Military is fighting ...