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    Howard University Boosts Resources for Student Vets After Botched Handling of GI Bill Benefits

    Howard University Boosts Resources for Student Vets After Botched Handling of GI Bill Benefits

    Howard University has boosted resources for student veterans on campus with a massive federal grant that will assist them with key education benefits after the school's troubled history handling scholarships such as the GI Bill.

    The prestigious historically Black college in , D.C., opened a office Nov. 9 that acts as a liaison between the school and the Department of Veterans Affairs after receiving $580,000 in funding from the Department of Education, according to a press release from the school.

    Such offices are commonplace among major U.S. universities, but Howard's resources for veterans and their families have in the past been minimal and almost caused pursuing an education at the school to become a nonstarter for GI Bill beneficiaries.

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    The move comes two years after a Military.com investigation found the school grossly mishandled benefits of GI Bill beneficiaries, mostly through a series of administrative blunders.

    The VA has eligibility requirements for schools to be able to accept GI Bill money from students, and those bureaucratic burdens often require staff at schools dedicated to those beneficiaries.

    Administration snafus in 2021 left many of the 200 Howard students who relied on the benefits unable to pay their tuition, with some of those students telling…

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