Improvements to GI Bill highlighted in Delaware

Senator Tom Carper of Delaware and Wilmington University President Jack Varsalona are spreading the word about improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. 

Under the bill individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11th, 2001, or who have been discharged with a service-related disability after 30 days, may qualify for financial support toward their education and housing. 

 

The Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act establishes a national standard to determine tuition reimbursements, instead of a patchwork system that varies state-by-state.  Members of the National Guard who’ve responded to emergencies are also now eligible.  Also, veterans pursuing options besides a college degree such as on-the-job training, apprenticeships and flight school, are now eligible.  

“Today, more than 537,000 students have received over $11.5-billion in GI Bill benefits to help them take charge of their future,” Carper said.  “The new legislation will further enhance this important benefit.”

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