Section 702 of the Choice Act requires VA to disapprove programs at public colleges for Post-9/11 GI Bill and MGIB benefits that don’t provide the resident-rate tuition and fee charges to covered individuals. The disapproval applies to any terms beginning after July 1, 2015. This change affects thousands of Post-9/11 GI Bill and MGIB – AD students. To remain approved for VA’s GI Bill programs, schools must charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to those covered by this law.
Some veterans in Birmingham, Alabama, got a big dose of cheer this past February. Employees from Wells Fargo Private Bank worked with Cheeriodicals, a Birmingham-based company, to create 125 gift boxes customized specifically for patients at the Birmingham Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.
In March 2014 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the 25 Cities Initiative to assist communities with high concentrations of homeless Veterans in intensifying and integrating their local efforts to end Veteran homelessness.