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Explaining the Florida GI Bill And New Formula For School Grades

Veterans will pay less to attend Florida colleges and universities starting Tuesday, one of a handful of laws taking effect at the start of a new budget year. The Florida GI bill means any veteran living in the Sunshine State only has to pay in-state tuition. That tuition is typically one-third the cost of out-of-state […]

Why Higher Education Is More Difficult For Veterans

When a high school senior is deciding which college to attend, he or she has an army of people ready to help. Parents. Guidance counselors. College admission officers. Friends. Most all of them have been through the process already. But veterans say things are different for them. And despite one of the most attractive benefits […]

Congress Wary Of For-Profit Schools Recruiting Veterans

For-profit colleges and universities are swarming military veterans seeking more education after serving in Afghanistan, Iraq or some other location, NPR reports. Te reason is simple: Veterans have access to college money though the GI Bill. Many of the vets wind up on phone and email lists by seeking information through website which seem like […]

High School Diplomas for Florida’s Aging Veterans

In time for Veterans Day, the Florida Department of Education is reminding older veterans about a program to obtain their high school diplomas. It applies to Florida veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War who joined the military before completing high school. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our […]

For-Profit Colleges Cashing in on G.I. Bill, Report Says

For-profit colleges are raking in federal education money for military veterans, according to a U.S. Senate report. Our colleagues at StateImpact Indiana have the details. A United States Senate study committee found that for-profit colleges are collecting nearly a quarter of all funds issued to veterans for education.  According to the study, for-profit colleges benefited […]

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