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Veterans Affairs Secretary to Visit UH, Discuss Ed Support for Vets

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki is meeting with University of Hawaii Interim President David Lassner and others to discuss various education support programs for veterans available on UH campuses. 

The main topic of discussion will be the new VetSuccess on Campus program, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and colleges and universities across the country. It’s designed to provide student veterans a direct link to the VA department as they transition from their military experience, connecting the students with counselors on campus. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is one of 62 new locations to launch VetSuccess.

Shinseki will also be discussing the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which pays veterans’ and other eligible dependents’ tuition and fees, along with a monthly housing allowance and up to $1,000 annually for books and supplies. 

The VA pays $27.6 million per day in education programs, according to a press release.

Shinseki will be at UHM’s Bachman Hall tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m.

Photo: VA education support programs. (Courtesy of US Air Force.)

— Alia Wong

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