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Lawmakers seek in-state tuition rates for veterans

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The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday that would require public universities to charge veterans in-state tuition rates or face financial penalty. Continue reading

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Education benefits of the GI Bill

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Name: Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, or GI Bill Year: 1944 Eligibility: serving 90 days or more after Sept. 16, 1940 Benefits: up to 48 months; VA paid schools a maximum of $500 a year Number served: 8 million, or 50.5 percent … Continue reading

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Cal State University system helps vets move from battlefields to classrooms

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Transporting fallen troops from the battlefield can change one’s perspective. It certainly did for Benjamin Lopez. The 24-year-old former Marine, now a biology major at Cal State Northridge, went from an admittedly unmotivated student in high school to a serious … Continue reading

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Military service counts toward academic credit in many states

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Many states want college students who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to get academic credit for their military training and experience. The challenge is figuring out how many credits that training and experience is worth. At least 26 states have … Continue reading

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Connecticut senator wants to remove GI Bill time limits

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Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is proposing new federal legislation that would repeal what he calls unfair and arbitrary time limits under the GI Bill. Continue reading

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Connecticut Senate backs diplomas for Vietnam vets

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The Connecticut Senate has passed legislation that will allow local and regional school boards to award honorary high school diplomas to certain Vietnam War veterans. Continue reading

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With graduation, Iraq student veteran transitions to her new life

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Four years of academia have prepared Iraq student veteran Jen Carver Comer for this moment, but it’s a bit intimidating, nonetheless. Continue reading

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Bills would allow in-state South Carolina tuition for veterans

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Legislators want to make it easier for veterans to go to college in South Carolina by paying tuition at in-state rates, though bills differ on how to do that. Continue reading

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Veterans face residency hurdles using GI Bill at state schools

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In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of other veterans trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness. Continue reading

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Exposed to burn pits, Iraq veteran from Idaho pursues environmental career

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Burning military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan sparked Marine Corps veteran Jacob Odekirkis’ interest in a career in environmental contamination. Continue reading

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