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Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007–08

Citation

Radford, A. (2011). Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007–08. ((NCES 2011-163)). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

Under the “new GI Bill,” the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides eligible military service members and veterans increased financial support for postsecondary education, including a housing allowance, a stipend for books and supplies, and full payment of their tuition and fees (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2011b).1
This Statistics in Brief draws upon two nationally representative studies of postsecondary students, the 2007–08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08) and the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Before the new law was implemented, veterans enrolled full time in postsecondary education received just $1,321 per month in Montgomery GI Bill benefits for both living and education expenses (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2008). These changes have generated new interest in military students (Cook and Kim 2009; National Survey of Student Engagement 2010; Steele, Salcedo, and Coley 2010).