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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.


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.

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.

Legion welcomes new GI Bill measure

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

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.

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.

Options available for repaying advances

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

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.

Educating on education

Legion, other veterans organizations to host ‘Veterans on Campus' symposium Feb. 28 in D.C.

VA to automate GI Bill claims processing

To help clean up the claims backlog left over from first-semester Post-9/11 GI Bill users, VA is planning to enhance the way it processes claims.

VA reaches out to second-semester students

In an effort to meet its Feb. 1 processing goal for GI Bill payments, VA says it is trying to work together with student veterans and school officials.