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GI Bill, by the numbers

June 13, 2009 – Los Angeles Times

  • 400,000
    • Number of veterans in school on the old GI Bill   - James tag to Veteran school directory
  • 2.1 million
    • Number of vets eligible for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill – tag to Post 9/11 GI Bill FAQ
  • $62 billion
    • Estimated cost to taxpayers in first 10 years of new GI Bill
  • 60,000
    • Numbers of vets who have applied for new GI Bill since May 1
  • 573
    • Number of private colleges signing up to share veterans' tuition costs with government (Yellow Ribbon Program)
  • $1,333
    • Maximum tuition payment per credit hour in Texas
  • $0
    • Maximum tuition payment per credit hour in California

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

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