The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, signed into law this summer, marks a major investment in veterans’ educational benefits.
It’s also an undeniably complex piece of legislation.
Complicating matters further, the peacetime Montgomery GI Bill already in existence isn’t going off the books — and in fact has been enhanced, the benefits boosted this year by 20 percent.
“What we have here is a situation where the Post-9/11 GI Bill did not replace all the other education programs we already administer. It was just simply another layer” — albeit a mammoth one — says Keith M. Wilson, director of the education service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Read full story. (Inside Higher Ed)