Groups Says Study Justifies Funding of GI Bill

WASHINGTON — In the first six years after the rollout of the multibillion-dollar Post-9/11 GI Bill, more than half of the veterans using the education benefit completed their degrees. Through September 2015, about 453,000 degrees were earned.

Student Veterans of America, a nonprofit coalition of veterans groups on college campuses, released new research to Congress last week tracking how the Post-9/11 GI Bill has been used. SVA leaders said they want to use the findings to eliminate issues for veterans seeking degrees and to justify to Congress the need for continued funding.

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