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Some good educational funding news

July 22, 2010

Yesterday, I saw reports that some on the House panel to approve changes to the New GI Bill were trying to remove the ability to transfer to family members… now, some good news, thanks to the Military Times (h/t IAVA news)

The Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, the veterans’ committee chairman, also would make active-duty service members and spouses of active-duty members using transferred benefits eligible for the $1,000 annual book allowance that goes to other student-veterans and would allow the year-old benefits program to be used to pay for vocational and flight training, correspondence classes, apprenticeships and on-the-job training programs that are not currently covered.

Wilson said VA supports these changes, as long as Congress finds a way to pay for the added costs and is willing to make some technical changes in the legislation to avoid potential problems.

Good news is good!


One Comment leave one →
  1. TammyJ permalink
    July 22, 2010 6:57 pm

    Yeah for good news. Hope it goes through.

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