Trump Signs Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill

President Trump signed the Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill into law on Aug. 16, putting the final stamp on the most significant improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill since it launched in 2009. Named for the past national commander of the American Legion who drafted the original GI Bill in 1944, the Harry W. Colmery ...

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Combat Veteran and Robert Morris University President Chris Howard Shares What It Means to Be Military Friendly

When is the last time you had a conversation that changed you for the better? When was the last time you connected with a person willing to share of themselves, and what they shared made a difference? Who was the last person who took nothing from you, gave you everything they had in the moment ...

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Senate Passes ‘Forever GI Bill’

UPDATE: On August 16, President Trump officially signed the Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill. At the eleventh hour before it recessed for the summer, the Senate finally got around to some real business: passing a sweeping GI Bill upgrade that extends benefits to more veterans and gives them more time to use those bennies. The bill — ...

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Forever GI Bill Marches Through Congress

The so-called Forever GI Bill, which would make significant changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, is moving with startling speed through Congress. On Wednesday the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs approved the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, which would remove the 15-year use-it-or-lose-it time limit, give Purple Heart recipients full benefits ...

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6 Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill That Will Make You Want to Reenlist

If you’re a recent veteran, Congress is working on improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill that might just make you want to reenlist. Dubbed the “Forever GI Bill” because it would erase the 15-year use-it-or-lose-it time limit on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 would give Purple ...

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5 Tips for Making a Budget Work on the Post-9/11 GI Bill Stipend

Since its creation at the end of World War II, the GI Bill has allowed veterans to improve their post-military skills and earning potential by helping to pay for the costs of a college education. While the program has always been tremendously helpful for veterans, it has only been in the last decade, with the ...

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How to Actually Survive Off Your GI Bill

The career vs. school struggle we go through when getting out of the military is no big secret. Sure, everyone knows the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay for your school. But when you’re in class all day, what’s paying for your bills? If you’re like me, you’ll find out real quick that the GI Bill ...

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Revisited: Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ administered ...

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GI Bill Apprenticeship Program Provides Stipend for On-The-Job Training

The GI Bill has enabled millions of veterans to attain vital career skills by funding the higher education and hands-on training to succeed in the civilian workforce. Since 2009, the VA has offered Post-9/11 GI Bill students a Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) to help offset living expenses beyond tuition and books. Many veterans are aware that ...

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Post-9/11 GI Bill Changes and What They Mean for Your Family

In case you have missed the current storm brewing over veteran benefits, let’s bring you up to speed. The House of Representatives voted in February to be allowed to adjust some of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits that are able to be transferred to the children of service members. This month, the Senate is due ...

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