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Legislative Update: Veterans Training Act

Last week Senator Blanche Lincoln introduced S. 3171, Veterans Training Act which would provide Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program benefits to include educational institutions that do not award associate or higher degrees.  This bill is a companion to the one introduced in the House by Rep. Joe Sestak in October.  This would be a change from the current Post-9/11 GI Bill, which does not allow participants to use funds at a non-degree granting institution. This bill would allow veterans to attend postsecondary education institutions that do not grant associate or higher degrees, such as area career technical schools, career schools, and apprenticeship programs.

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