The Veterans Affairs Department plans to increase tuition fee payments for veterans attending private colleges and universities by $1,120 -- but they will have to wait until the start of the next academic year in August 2013.
The VA, in a notice that will be published in the Federal Register Dec. 24, said vets attending private colleges and universities next year will see their tuition payments jump 6.2 percent from $18,077.50 in 2012 to $19,198.31 in 2013. The VA pays the full cost of tuition at publicly owned schools.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.