1,100 colleges join Veterans Affairs’ reduced-tuition program

A year after the Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect, about 1,100 private and public colleges and universities have signed on with the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce tuition for student veterans in the coming school year, the agency said Wednesday. The Washington Post reports that the “Yellow Ribbon” program took effect on Aug. 1, 2009, part of an ambitious new GI Bill that covers the cost of in-state tuition at state universities and shares the cost of more-expensive private colleges and some state schools — if the colleges choose to fund subsidies to close that gap.

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