Military's Post-9/11 Bill Helps Veterans Go Back To School

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With the help of the military's Post-9/11 GI Bill, Navy veteran Joshua Missouri is able to attend college.

With 40,000 service members returning home and concluding enlistments as the U.S. winds down its roles in Iraq and Afghanistan, colleges are gearing up for veterans who’ll take advantage of the GI Bill.

The latest bill effective August 2009 reimburses tuition and fees to the schools and makes housing and other payments directly to the veteran.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to do something I wanted to do since I graduated from high school and get the career I want and be able to do things for my family,” said Missouri, a 29-year-old veteran, who did an eight-month stint in Afghanistan.

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