We all know how helpful it is to have information at your fingertips. That’s particularly true if you’re a veteran trying to make your way through the maze
of complicated rules and regulations the government puts out.
I recently heard from someone who put together a list of resources to end your
headaches over the new GI Bill that went into effect in August. She’s Mallory Lynch, and she created http://www.affordableonlinecolleges.org/, a website dedicated to providing students with the information and tools they need to find the best, most affordable online college programs.
She posted a blog titled “25 Informative Resources about the GI Bill and its
Educational Benefits.” Here’s the link, http://www.affordableonlinecolleges.org/25-informative-resources-about-the-gi-bill-and-its-educational-benefits/. The list includes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website and many other sites, blogs and articles that address the new GI Bill 2.0.
President Obama signed the bill into law in January. Called the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvement Act (GI Bill 2.0), it streamlines the GI Bill mainly by doing away with the state-by-state tuition and fee rates, according to military.com. “However, the law also adds some complicating
factors, like an annual cap which only applies to private schools and new
housing stipend limits based on the number of classes a student takes each term,” a story on the military site adds.
Mallory’s list is a handy starting point to help you get a handle on the changes in GI Bill 2.0. She gives the links for websites and summarizes what you’ll find when the pages come up on your screen. Check it out. She’s done her homework.