GI Bill

The term GI Bill refers to comprehensive set of benefits, including financial assistance for postsecondary and vocational education, for veterans of U.S. military service. These benefits are intended to help veterans readjust to civilian life after completing their tour(s) of service, as well as to incentivize military participation for bright, ambitious young men and women who may otherwise not be able to afford to attend college. The introduction of the first GI Bill—the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944—marked a major transition for U.S. higher education as large numbers of soldiers returning from World War II took advantage of the law’s educational benefits, greatly boosting enrollment numbers and issuing in the era of mass higher education. Subsequent updates to the original GI Bill have sought to ...

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