Help a vet avoid a GI bill scam

Kylie Lacey's picture
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

One way you can honor your neighbors, friends or cousins who have returned from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is to help them avoid a scam.

The G.I. Bill is America's chief "thanks" to those who have given the most to their country; it is a ticket to the American Dream for most veterans โ€“ a chance to earn a college degree and the skills needed for the civilian workforce and a better future for themselves and their families.

But veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan are being targeted by very aggressive and deceptive salesmen for low-quality, high-cost, for-profit colleges that have a financial incentive โ€“ because of a bizarre loophole in federal law โ€“ to deceive veterans in order to get access to the G.I. Bill.

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