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      08-30-2019, 11:37 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Uber Commuter View Post
Point of Order

We do still have the GI Bill; it has morphed through several versions over the years but it is still the GI Bill. The current version is the Post 9/11 GI Bill - which provides 3 years of paid college tuition, book stipend, and housing allowance while you are attending. Anyone who served at least 24 months after 9/11/01 is eligible for this benefit.

If you served less than 24 months, you still get a prorated 3 years of coverage. For example, I was in service for 21 months after 9/11 and received 70% of tuition and housing for 3 years of school.
Sorry - semantics. My GI Bill required a portion be paid by me within my first year of service and then I received up to $30K for college expenses once I satisfied my enlistment.

I remember I had to battle to get it because I exceeded the time allocation between when I left the service and when I went to college - but this was due to me being seconded to the DoD and a Govt. Agency for many years after I was done with active duty. Since I remained overseas for most of my time with the government after I was done with the military, there was some ambiguity. Pissed me off, but ultimately it was resolved favorably.
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