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The improved GI is probably responsible for more GIs making it academically now

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Submitted by Mark James (United States), Aug 8, 2009 at 15:52

Before 9-11, often GIs only received $8k for college tuition, barely enough for one year at many state schools. Now education benefits are similar to the post-WWII GI Bill that was actually adequate to get the GI somewhere academically. So the New GI bill may be what turns Mideast Studies around permanently: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/08/04/state/n171341D38.DTL&type=business Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, veterans who served after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are eligible for full tuition and fees for four years at a state university, a monthly housing stipend and up to $1,000 annually for books. Veterans who choose to attend a private institution or graduate program can receive aid up to the cost of in-state tuition charged at the state's most expensive public university. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/08/04/state/n171341D38.DTL&type=business#ixzz0NcgdyPKf

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Modern studies [85 words]Ron GeorgeJul 5, 2011 05:12187031
The alternative [38 words]Yuval Brandstetter MDAug 12, 2009 10:57160101
Ratchet wheel [35 words]UgriAug 12, 2009 04:45160080
1Despite "Flood of...Veterans", Drought in Islamic Studies [867 words]IslamicStudiesUSAAug 11, 2009 17:57160068
Islamic studies.... [60 words]donvanJun 9, 2010 10:52160068
What is the point... [100 words]donvanJun 12, 2010 15:07160068
Veterans entering academic programs. [69 words]M.D.Aug 9, 2009 16:19159914
New students of Middle Eastern Studies [90 words]David HaydenAug 9, 2009 11:33159891
On the mark [60 words]DanAug 9, 2009 10:02159887
The improved GI is probably responsible for more GIs making it academically now [124 words]Mark JamesAug 8, 2009 15:52159850
Lots of Textbook Clean-up Needed [148 words]ChrisAug 8, 2009 10:51159842
I second your motion. [25 words]LynnAug 12, 2009 08:49159842

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