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AARC Supports Military Education Bill

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April 5, 2010

At the behest of its Military Roundtable, the AARC has just sent a letter to Rep. Bob Filner endorsing HR 950, a bill introduced by the congressman to correct a problem seen in the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Specifically, the law excludes veterans who are pursuing higher education via an online or distance learning format from receiving a housing stipend. HR 950 would provide a housing stipend to all veterans, regardless of their choice of accredited colleges or modes of learning.

The Department of Veterans Affairs notes more than 31,000 veterans are currently enrolled in distance learning programs across the country.