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Sam Stein

Without Much Notice, Senate Passes Major Education Benefit For Military Spouses

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to address problems with the veterans health care system may have the added benefit of creating an educational ent...

Jill Biden Promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill Website

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to ca...

Half Of Veterans On G.I. Bill Graduate, Report Estimates

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little more than half of the veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took ...

Veterans at Duke: Optimistic Face Masks a Troubling Reality

Logan Mehl-Laituri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Logan Mehl-Laituri

At a university with the 15th largest endowment in the country, it troubles me that not one dollar is allocated for permanent staff, programming, or space dedicated specifically to veterans.

Is it Enough to Be a Yellow Ribbon School?

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

In a time of economic hardship, meeting financial obligations in full removes one major concern. The problem, however, is too many schools believe their work in embracing veterans begins and ends with the Yellow Ribbon Program.

GI Bill Eases College Costs for Military Families

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jason Alderman

As Veteran's Day approaches, this is a good time to remind our active duty service members and veterans about the many education assistance benefits available to them through the G.I. Bill.

Embracing Military Culture in Higher Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 12.29.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many colleges and universities call themselves "veteran-friendly." Although being friendly is a noble virtue, it often falls short of the measures that can actually lead to a vet's success after graduation.

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.

Doing Right by Veterans With College Tuition Fairness

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

The New GI Bill is a great tool to help transform the New Greatest Generation of service members into a new generation of scholars, entrepreneurs, citizens and civilian leaders. It is only fair that we evolve this benefit and improve the impact of this investment in those who have fought.

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.

No One Knows How Many Vets Graduate: Why It's A Problem

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.10.2013 | College

The federal government has spent more than $20 billion helping 817,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan go to college. Yet, nine months af...

Veterans Deserve More From Higher Education

Catharine Hill | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Catharine Hill

We simply have not done enough for veterans who want to pursue higher education, especially at our nation's most selective institutions.

Tax Breaks, Benefits Available to Military Families

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Low pay scales, frequent relocation costs and other financial challenges sometimes cause military families to fall behind on bill payments or even be victimized by predatory lenders. Ultimately, these practices could jeopardize someone's security clearance or even trigger a discharge.

When It Comes to Education, Veterans Sometimes Aim Too Low

Barbara Mujica | Posted 11.22.2012 | College
Barbara Mujica

Veterans who do attend competitive institutions are usually highly successful. These young men and women are motivated, focused, and efficient at time management. They not only excel academically, but enhance the general academic environment.

The Best Colleges For Veterans

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.26.2012 | College

Veterans looking to attend college next fall should pick up an application to one of these schools. Nearly 60 schools have been identified by Mili...

Veterans 'Storm The Hill' To Meet With Lawmakers, Pass Legislation

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

As a Marine Corps veteran deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I can attest that there is nothing like being around other veterans -- especially when we gather for a shared cause.

Who Helps the Children of the War Wounded?

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Linda Flanagan

What can ordinary Americans, those of us who have lost our treasure but never our blood in this nation's wars, do to help the families who live with the wars' consequences every day?

It's Time for the President to Prove He's Brady or Eli for Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

As all eyes turn to Capitol Hill tonight for the State of the Union address, I'll join 20 fellow Iraq vets on the House floor and millions nationwide and overseas who are looking for crucial promises from the president.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Victory For Veterans: G.I. Bill Legislation Clears Final Hurdle

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Earlier today, tens of thousands of student veterans attending private colleges on the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill cleared the final hurdle in an ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

GI Bill Legislation Advances To Next Round, Gains Unanimous Committee Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.29.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of student veterans attending private colleges on the Post-9/11 GI Bill cleared the latest hurdle in an ongoing battle to secure...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

WATCH: With Tuition Dollars At Stake, Student Veterans Eagerly Anticipate Passage Of Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.28.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Earlier this year, we introduced you to Cameron Baker, a 27-year-old veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He's currently attending Columbia Univ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

G.I. Bill Cuts: Veterans Enrolled In College Face Uncertain Futures

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.24.2011 | College

MADISON, Wis. -- Nearly two years ago, Stephen Lee uprooted his wife and two children from their home in Clarksville, Tenn., to study political scienc...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Losing The Battle: Military Veterans At Private Universities Fear Being Robbed Of Promised G.I. Bill Tuition Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.19.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Cameron Baker, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, knew it was finally time to make his exit from military life. After two deployments to Ira...

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.

Transitioning From the Military

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

Reentering the civilian workforce after a career in the armed forces can be challenging even during the best of times. But with today's economic uncer...