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Symposium focuses on student veterans

Symposium focuses on student veterans

The American Legion hosted a "Veterans on Campus" education symposium in Washington to discuss on-campus services and support for student veterans.

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SVA conference combats vet unemployment

SVA conference combats vet unemployment

The American Legion showed its support for the organization that aims to help veterans succeed in the classroom.

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GI Bill changes for fall semester

GI Bill changes for fall semester

Legislation includes Guardsmen in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit and gives financial aid for non-degree granting programs.

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Tuition cap doesn't affect current students

Tuition cap doesn't affect current students

GI Bill "grandfather clause" exempts veterans currently attending school from $17,500 tuition cap.

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The Defensive Line of Duty

The Defensive Line of Duty

It was always Kevin Bush’s dream to attend Indiana University and play football there. A 14-month tour in Iraq helped make it happen.

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Roundtable to tackle challenges for vets

Roundtable to tackle challenges for vets

Changes in Post-9/11 GI Bill among discussion points during Veterans Education Roundtable Aug. 25 in Minneapolis.

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Legion attends for-profit schools roundtable

Legion attends for-profit schools roundtable

Only two of 30 schools investigated send representatives to the meeting hosted by Sen. Tom Harkin.

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Legion briefed on schools investigation

Legion briefed on schools investigation

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa shares findings of an investigation into 30 for-profit academic institutions, conducted by the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee.

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Legion outraged by many for-profit schools

Legion outraged by many for-profit schools

The American Legion is expressing concern over repeated revelations of the alleged victimization of student veterans.

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Legion testifies on GI Bill inequities

Legion testifies on GI Bill inequities

Staff also condemns small-business fraud before House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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Legion, SVA sponsor education symposium

Legion, SVA sponsor education symposium

Veterans on Campus focuses on 'bridging the gap' for veterans enrolling in academic institutions.

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Veterans On Campus set for March 20

Veterans On Campus set for March 20

Annual event will meet in D.C. before the Legion’s Washington Conference to discuss topics concerning veterans and their educational pursuits.

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VA streamlines GI Bill benefits processing

VA streamlines GI Bill benefits processing

Processing time for benefits claims has been reduced from 48 to 13 days for new student enrollments.

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The Different Student

Well into its sophomore year, the Post-9/11 GI Bill generation grapples with campus life and combat mentality.

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New automated system in place for GI Bill

New automated system in place for GI Bill

Department of Veterans Affairs’ new system delivering faster, more accurate payments to veterans using Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legislation will enable up to 400,000 new previously ineligible veterans to receive this benefit.

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Legion wins fight for GI Bill changes

Legion wins fight for GI Bill changes

The American Legion joined other veterans service organizations in lobbying for a bill that stands to expand and improve GI Bill benefits.

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GI Bill changes in limbo as Senate recesses

GI Bill changes in limbo as Senate recesses

S. 3447 currently sits with an absent Senate. The bill would add significant improvements to the current education benefit legislation.

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Legion reaches out to college campuses

Legion reaches out to college campuses

Legion’s Economic director offers organization’s help during National Association of Veteran Program Administrators Conference in Las Vegas.

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GI Bill work 'remains unfinished'

GI Bill work 'remains unfinished'

Foster calls for Congress to pass GI Bill improvements before recessing.

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Legion: GI Bill needs non-degree coverage

Legion: GI Bill needs non-degree coverage

Many veterans have decided to pursue vocational school or job training after serving, and The American Legion thinks the Post-9/11 GI Bill should cover them.

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Veterans are welcome on campus

Veterans are welcome on campus

Whether through enlightenment or guilt, military veterans walking onto college campuses today can expect warm welcomes.

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Fostering understanding on campus

Fostering understanding on campus

Legion symposium attempts to breed an understanding between the academic community and veterans moving onto college.

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Education symposium to focus on vets

Education symposium to focus on vets

The American Legion and Student Veterans of America are co-sponsoring a "Veterans on Campus" event Aug. 26-27 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

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Education Symposium set for Aug. 26-27

Education Symposium set for Aug. 26-27

The American Legion and Student Veterans of America will host the Veterans on Campus Symposium in Milwaukee, a conference that sets out to improve the lives of student veterans.

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Legion welcomes new GI Bill measure

Legion welcomes new GI Bill measure

Senate bill recently introduced would substantially improve, expand education benefits for veterans.

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Legion fights for Post-9/11 GI Bill expansion

Legion fights for Post-9/11 GI Bill expansion

The American Legion's Bob Madden appeared before Congress on Wednesday, testifying on the need for Post-9/11 GI Bill coverage at non-degree granting institutions.

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Claims processing IT overhaul begins

Claims processing IT overhaul begins

In January, VA announced it would overhaul its information technology systems to improve the timeliness and robustness with which GI Bill claims are processed. The first phase began earlier this week.

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Options available for repaying advances

Options available for repaying advances

Those veterans who received advance education benefits payments last fall can contact VA by phone or online.

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Legion fights for GI Bill changes

Legion fights for GI Bill changes

Currently, the Post-9/11 GI Bill won't cover vocational courses or on-the-job training offered at non-degree granting institutions. The American Legion hopes to fix that.

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