Number of Students Using Post-9/11 GI Bill Declines
Jun 14, 2018, 09:45 AM
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The decrease in usage is attributed to factors such as the number of transitioning service members, their age, and the low veteran unemployment rate.
The number of Post-9/11 GI Bill users declined significantly in 2017—the first time in the benefit's 10-year history, reports The Military Times.
Approximately 4 percent fewer veterans or dependents used the bill in 2017, a decrease of 34,000 students. The University of Phoenix has seen a drop in users over the last several years, including in 2017, but remains the most popular destination for users of the benefit, reports the Military Times. For-profits overall have seen a drop in users of the benefit over the past three years.
Data show that 53 percent of GI Bill recipients in 2017 attended public schools; 27 percent went to for-profit schools; and 20 percent used their benefits at private schools.
The decrease in usage is attributed to factors such as the number of transitioning service members, their age, and the low veteran unemployment rate, the Military Times reported.
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