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Author Martorell, Paco, author.

Title Understanding the cost and quality of military-related education benefit programs / Paco Martorell, Peter Bergman.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 25 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Rand Corporation research report series ; RR-297-OSD
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-297-OSD.
Note Report number from resource home page.
"National Security Research Division."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-25).
Contents Introduction -- Military-related education benefit programs -- Empirical patterns of MGIB benefit usage -- Research on military-related education benefit programs -- Challenges facing policymakers -- Recommendations for future work -- Conclusion.
Summary Since the 1944 passage of the original GI Bill following World War II, the military has provided veterans with a collection of financial aid benefits designed to help them attend college. While research has shown that these programs have helped many veterans acquire a college education, less is known about the impact of more recent educational benefits for veterans. This is especially true of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which, in conjunction with a number of other assistance programs, has afforded veterans new educational opportunities. The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers tuition subsidies paid directly to institutions, a housing allowance tied to cost of living, and a book stipend, which in combination are usually more generous than preceding GI Bills. However, issues such as rising tuition costs; an increasing presence of low-quality, for-profit institutions that target veterans; and a potentially confusing array of benefit options could mitigate the impact of these programs on the recruitment, retention, and human capital development of service members. This report contextualizes these issues and formulates a research agenda to address them.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed December 27, 2013).
Subject United States. Montgomery G.I. Bill.
United States. Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Montgomery G.I. Bill (United States) (OCoLC)fst01938006
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (United States) (OCoLC)fst01916262
Veterans -- Education -- United States -- Costs.
Military education -- United States -- Costs.
HISTORY -- Military -- Veterans.
Military education -- Costs. (OCoLC)fst01021117
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Bergman, Peter, author.
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division, issuing body.
Rand Corporation, publisher.
ISBN 9780833084798 (electronic bk.)
0833084798 (electronic bk.)

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