Half a Million and Counting, Veterans Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill
By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange
August 31, 2012
Veterans of World War II who went to college on the GI Bill tend to sound awestruck when they describe earning a degree on Uncle Sam's dime. Theirs, after all, was a personal transformation with profound impact: The windfall of college graduates in the postwar decade—more than two million GI's enrolled in college—helped create the modern middle class and catapulted American society into the knowledge age
At this moment, a new migration is under way from the military to the college campus. More than half a million veterans who served after September 11, 2001, were enrolled in college classes last year under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.