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The Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills: Which One is Right for You?

After World War II, Congress saw a chance to help returning veterans. With millions coming back from the war without jobs, along with the still vivid memories of the Great Depression, Congress knew offering a way to help soldiers attend school was about more than just helping veterans--it could help prevent another collapse of the economy.

While most in Congress were in agreement about the education assistance and home loan guarantee portion of the GI Bill, they disagreed on the unemployment provision. In the end, the Bill passed intact and President Roosevelt signed the first veterans' GI Bill into law on June 22, 1944. As a result, millions jumped at the chance to attend a GI Bill college and get an education. By 1947, 49 percent of college students were veterans.

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This list does not include all schools that accept GI Bill funding or VA Benefits. For a more complete list of schools, click here.

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An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.

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The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

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Penn Foster offers affordable, self-paced career-focused distance education programs in fields like business, criminal justice, health services, technology, engineering, paralegal studies and more.

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Stratford Career Institute can help you earn your diploma from home in as little as six months, thanks to their proven study methods.

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Give your career a boost with an education from Eagle Gate College. We offer many diploma, associate, and bachelor's programs in health care, business, health & wellness, design & technology, and justice.

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St. Thomas University offers regionally accredited, fully online education-focused Master of Science (M.S.) in Education and Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership and Management online degree programs to help you advance your career and become a transformative leader. Whether you are looking to start your teaching career, enhance your current teaching career, or expand your leadership and management abilities, St. Thomas University offers everything you need, 100% online.

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Why USU?

We’ve kept tuition and class size low while growing our commitments to diversity and community – it’s all part of our student-centered education.

Whether you’re starting or continuing your college education, you need the support of your family, friends, employers, and – most importantly – your university.  At USU, we pride ourselves on the principles of a student-centered education – an education in which the entire university community is dedicated to the success of each and every student.

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This list does not include all schools that accept GI Bill funding or who are participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program or VA Benefits. For a more complete list of schools, click here.

Disclaimer: Armystudyguide.com does not guarantee the schools listed above accept GI Bill funding. Please check with the school before enrolling.