Many individuals strive to earn a postsecondary education through online colleges, and new legislation is helping veterans achieve this goal. The Post 9-11/GI Bill offers soldiers reduced tuition costs, and more people are enlisting in the armed forces in order to take advantage of the legislation, according to the New York Daily News.
Military officials told the news source that in the five boroughs of New York, the spike in enrollment has even resulted in waiting lists. This year, the Army set a goal of recruiting 1,888 soldiers in the metro area. Officials say more than 2,000 people enrolled, and the number continues to grow as more individuals seek to take advantage of the Post 9-11/GI Bill.
“Some of us don’t have money,” high school student Abby Teves told the news source. “It’s a really good deal for us.”
Depending on the individual who is applying for benefits, the bill covers everything ranging from textbooks to tuition. Individuals who wish to earn a postsecondary education through an online institution may be able to obtain a degree at a quick, economically efficient pace.
Approximately 90 percent of high-wage jobs that will be created within the next decade are expected require some postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.