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PREPARING YOUR CAMPUS FOR THE POST-9/11 GI BILL

Purpose

The purpose of this meeting was to prepare Massachusetts public and private higher education institutions for the August 1, 2009, implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). The Post-9/11 Bill requires the Veterans Administration to send payments for eligible students to higher education institutions on the students' behalf, much like the financial aid process, as opposed to the current practice of students receiving these funds directly. The new Bill will also expand and change student benefits. Campuses will need to be ready when the Bill goes into effect in August 2009.  

During this meeting Department staff outlined the provisions and processes of the new Post 9-11 GI Bill, including:

  • Student benefit determination
  • Payment details
  • Yellow Ribbon Program, a voluntary program to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate rate

Presentation
Preparing Your Campus for Chapter 33 (PDF)

 

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