The venerable GI Bill is getting a boost from Washington, the White House announced yesterday.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program is giving veterans the most generous educational benefits since the original GI Bill was implemented in 1944, the White House said in a statement.
Sixty-three Illinois colleges, including nearly 30 in Chicago, are participating in the program, which funds some veterans’ tuition, which matching contributions from the federal government.
“Sixty-five years ago, a grateful nation offered a generation of World War II heroes the chance to go to college,” said President Barack Obama, in the statement. “The original GI Bill paved the way to a better life for millions of veterans and their families while building the foundation of the American middle class. Today, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is affording a new generation of heroes a 21st century version of that same opportunity.”
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