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Veteran Services: Education


You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.


Concern about for-profit schools justified

For-profit schools exploit veterans to manipulate regulations, says Senate committee report.

Legion testifies on executive order impact

President Obama’s executive order aimed at predatory for-profit schools may not go far enough.

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.

SVA conference combats vet unemployment

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

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.

Tuition cap doesn't affect current students

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

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.

Roundtable to tackle challenges for vets

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

Legion attends for-profit schools roundtable

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

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.