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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.


VA streamlines GI Bill benefits processing

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

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.

Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

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

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.

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.

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.

GI Bill work 'remains unfinished'

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

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.

Veterans are welcome on campus

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

Fostering understanding on campus

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