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Servicemembers get tuition break

Servicemembers get tuition break

Several schools are protecting DoD-supported students during the government shutdown by suspending their tuition payments.

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Map helps veterans find best deal on college

Map helps veterans find best deal on college

Legion, Student Veterans of America and VFW team up to create interactive map of United States to help veterans find states that offer in-state tuition to all veterans.

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President impacts education roundtable talk

President impacts education roundtable talk

Obama’s proposal to tie federal support to higher education performance measures inspires specualtion among Legion panelists.

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Roundtables to explore education, credentialing

Roundtables to explore education, credentialing

Education Roundtable and Credentialing Roundtable figure to make further progress on both issues at national convention.

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Top 10 college degrees for veterans

Top 10 college degrees for veterans

Military experience and training can help veterans land good jobs that are in high demand.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill approaches 1-million users mark

Post-9/11 GI Bill approaches 1-million users mark

Four years since its implementation, VA reports that masses of veterans, servicemembers and family members have used landmark education legislation.

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Legion to train women veteran entrepreneurs

Legion to train women veteran entrepreneurs

Legion, SBA and Syracuse University collaborate on intensive training program for would-be women vet business owners during national convention in Houston.

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The GI Bill: a living, breathing law

The GI Bill: a living, breathing law

The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill, today celebrating its 69th anniversary, and is the leading advocate in making sure it continues to meet the need of the nation’s veterans.

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Legion calls for tuition fairness for veterans

Legion calls for tuition fairness for veterans

The American Legion wants in-state tuition rates extended to all veterans.

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Campus post bonds volunteerism with camaraderie

Campus post bonds volunteerism with camaraderie

Student veterans on North Dakota State’s campus founded NDSU Post 400 to unite through community service and camaraderie.

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Legionnaires get in-state tuition bill passed

Legionnaires get in-state tuition bill passed

Legion members in Indiana fought for and earned passage of a law that gives all veterans resident tuition rates at state public universities.

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Legion: Give student veterans in-state tuition rates

Legion: Give student veterans in-state tuition rates

About 40,000 non-resident student veterans nationwide have to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition with their own money.

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Legion-backed tuition assistance lives

Legion-backed tuition assistance lives

Legislation to maintain higher education aid to servicemembers signed into law.

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Legion post has big plans at Florida college

Legion post has big plans at Florida college

Post 397 at Hodges University hopes to become a source of camaraderie for its members and veterans at the school.

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Legion-backed Military Tuition Assistance measure passes

Legion-backed Military Tuition Assistance measure passes

Senate passes amendment calling for continued funding of Military Tuition Assistance through fiscal 2013.

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Legion: Keep military tuition program alive

Legion: Keep military tuition program alive

Members of Congress receive letters from the Legion that support legislation to continue funding college tuition assistance programs provided by U.S. military service branches.

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Education symposium addresses academic disconnects

Education symposium addresses academic disconnects

Student veterans and their peers differ greatly, say panelists.

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Student veterans question GI Bill delays

Student veterans question GI Bill delays

Advocates for student veterans say VA’s current processing system for Post 9/11 GI Bill claims is not enough to minimize, eliminate delays.

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Tuition Fairness Act introduced in House

Tuition Fairness Act introduced in House

The American Legion has been working with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to level the financial field for non-resident student veterans.

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President signs student veteran protection act

President signs student veteran protection act

Legion-backed measure will help student veterans make more informed choices about higher learning.

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Student Veterans of America brokers data deal

Student Veterans of America brokers data deal

During SVA's national conference, partnership announced between VA, National Student Clearinghouse to share data on servicemembers using the GI Bill.

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The Return of ROTC

The Return of ROTC

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Student veteran protection passes Senate

Student veteran protection passes Senate

Legion played major role in legislation designed to protect interests of GI Bill beneficiaries.

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Camaraderie on campus

Camaraderie on campus

University Veterans Post 360 provides a support structure for veterans on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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‘GI Bill’ becomes trademarked

‘GI Bill’ becomes trademarked

GI Bill name now protected against use by marketers with questionable motives, VA says.

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Posts encouraged to reach out to SVA chapters

Posts encouraged to reach out to SVA chapters

Legionnaires can provide aid to local student veterans by locating a nearby school’s Student Veterans of America chapter.

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Union-backed program puts veterans to work

Union-backed program puts veterans to work

The Gas Utility Workers Training Program in Chicago provides veterans an ‘in’ for valuable employment in the gas industry and Legion membership for a year.

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2012 American Education Week

2012 American Education Week

The Legion’s American Education Week brochure provides ways posts can support youth throughout the week, Nov. 11-17.

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House passes student-veteran protection bill

House passes student-veteran protection bill

Legion backed legislation to protect GI Bill beneficiaries approved by U.S. House of Representatives.

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VR&E benefits may be better call than GI Bill

VR&E benefits may be better call than GI Bill

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment benefits may provide higher monthly allowance.

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