Education for the next 'Greatest Generation'

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  • New G.I. Bill provides full tuition for vets enrolling at public colleges and universities
  • So many new applications V.A. computers almost crashed

The big wave of vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has meant a surge in applications for the new G.I. Bill. In fact, so many soldiers coming back from serving their country are signing up for the program -- which offers free or deeply-discounted college tuition -- HLN's Jennifer Westhoven says it nearly crippled the Veterans Administration's computer system. 

There are more than 416,000 veterans attending school this semester under the Post-9/11 G.I Bill.

President Obama enacted the G.I. Bill in 2009 for anyone who has served in the military since September 11, 2001. It covers up to $17,500 worth of annual tuition for private schools and could provide full tuition for public schools.

 

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