A lot of times U.S. veterans complete their military service and are left to fend for themselves.  Now what? What a lot of people don’t realize is that Connecticut is home to one of the nation’s leading schools catering to veterans, Albertus Magnus. They take the mystery out of what to do by offering the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program.

Their website describes the program:

“The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding.”

We should be really excited that a school that values our military and has them foremost in their minds exists in Connecticut.  Especially since these perks aren’t being offered to only those who have completed their service, but to active military personnel too! You can get tuition assistance and may be able to get credit for your service.

Want someone to better explain it?  Here’s Carlos:

 

 

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