Saturday, February 08, 2014


Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,

What's the first thing you do when shopping for a big ticket item? You
might shop around, ask friends and relatives for their opinion or
compare items online. In today's world of instant online access to a
wealth of consumer information - from online reviews to info graphics
comparing products, product websites and online shopping sites -
consumers are used to finding and comparing information online before
they buy.

Thanks to VA's new GI Bill(R) Comparison Tool, you can now find
information online about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the schools
and training programs available to education beneficiaries. Before
this tool launched, estimating how much beneficiaries may receive
under the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit was challenging. The new
comparison tool makes it easy to estimate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
with just one click.

In addition, you can find and compare information on our 10,000+
approved education and training programs, including estimated tuition
and fee amounts and your projected housing allowance. Also available
are each school's graduation rate, student loan default rate and
Yellow Ribbon participation. Together, the GI Bill benefit estimator
and school comparison information enable students to compare education
options and make the best decision for their future. In the future,
VA will add additional functionality to the tool, including the
ability to compare up to three schools side-by-side.


Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420


Sean Eagan

Life Member VFW NY Post 53
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
Blog: Cold War Veterans Blog
Phone: 716 720-4000
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