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September 30, 2009

224,000 Veteran Students Eligible for $3,000.00 Emergency School Advance

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Full article: Veterans Get Some Relief With Tuition, $3,000 Advances to Bridge GI Bill Backlog
By Emma Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some 251,000 veterans [students] have submitted claims this year, some 224,000 — about 90 percent — have NOT received checks, “according to Veterans Affairs officials.”

Many of the 224,000 students are being forced “to take out loans, rack up credit card debt and consider dropping out of school in order to meet living expenses, according to veterans and groups that advocate on their behalf.”

“Now, starting Oct. 2, veterans can request a $3,000 advance on their housing and book allowances by bringing a photo ID, course schedule and eligibility certificate to one of the agency’s 57 regional offices, including in the District and Baltimore. The agency said it would also send officials to some college campuses and help coordinate transportation to regional offices.”

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