GI Bill Expansion Helps Minnesota Veterans

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KIMT NEWS 3 — More veterans in Minnesota will be getting financial help to go back to school.

The expansion of the state’s GI Bill goes into effect this month.

It gives veterans 62 and under access to financial aid resources they need to pursue a higher education.

With younger folks joining the armed forces, military veterans tell us it’s important to provide them an opportunity to get an education.

“What we get most of the time are young people who are just out of high school,” Military Veteran Norman E. Hecimovich said. “They join the guard or reserve or active duty. They would like to go to school, but don’t have the money to go to school. And I think the GI bills are so important.”

Previously, veterans who served after September 11, 2001 were eligible for this benefit.

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