Website Helps Military and Veterans Get a Handle on College Costs

The Veterans Affairs (VA) website has a good tool for determining school costs at most colleges and universities.

The website is called the GI Bill Comparison Tool at www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool. The site is available for everyone to use. It provides an annual cost for tuition, gives a benchmark of living costs, and for veterans, it provides the actual living stipend paid per semester or quarter.

The website provides other useful information such as the number of students currently enrolled using the GI Bill, retention rates, graduation rates, average salaries, the presence of a student veterans group, and even the number of veteran complaints. Veterans can tailor the data to show what their educational specific GI Bill plan will cover and how much they will receive if they attend online.

Most active duty service members earn the Post 9/11 GI Bill educational benefits. The GI Bill is one of the best programs for our service men and women. If the benefits are used wisely a veteran can earn a degree at a great college.

To read the full article from the VC Star, July 2, 2017 edition, click here.