GI Bill Fails Vets

Source: Terry J. Allen, In These Times, Vol. 31 no. 5, May 2007

Soldiers returning from Iraq aren’t receiving their education stipends until it’s too late

…Many veterans who applied under the 1984 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) say they faced black-hole bureaucracy and college costs that far exceeded benefits….

…Because many colleges require payment upfront, and benefit checks from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) typically arrive months after the semester begins, veterans often have to pony up thousands of dollars in tuition, fees and living expenses to enter school…

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