Understanding the cost and quality of military-related education benefit programs

Since the 1944 passage of the original GI Bill following World War II, the military has provided veterans with a collection of financial aid benefits designed to help them attend college. While research has shown that these programs have helped many veterans acquire a college education, less is know...

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Main Authors: Martorell, Paco, Bergman, Peter (Author)
Corporate Authors: Rand Corporation National Security Research Division, Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND Corporation [2013]©2013, 2013
Series:Rand Corporation research report series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Since the 1944 passage of the original GI Bill following World War II, the military has provided veterans with a collection of financial aid benefits designed to help them attend college. While research has shown that these programs have helped many veterans acquire a college education, less is known about the impact of more recent educational benefits for veterans. This is especially true of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which, in conjunction with a number of other assistance programs, has afforded veterans new educational opportunities. The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers tuition subsidies paid directly to institutions, a housing allowance tied to cost of living, and a book stipend, which in combination are usually more generous than preceding GI Bills. However, issues such as rising tuition costs; an increasing presence of low-quality, for-profit institutions that target veterans; and a potentially confusing array of benefit options could mitigate the impact of these programs on the recruitment, retention, and human capital development of service members. This report contextualizes these issues and formulates a research agenda to address them
Item Description:Report number from resource home page. - "National Security Research Division.". - "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Physical Description:xv, 25 pages color illustrations