Student Connections

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.

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Article Contributors
  • Timothy Cosgriff
  • Helen Edelman
  • Michael Mancini
  • Vickie Moller
  • Stephanie Schiffer
  • AmyRuth Tobol
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Kelly Williams