Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

David Shulkin
The Associated Press

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law.

The law removes a 15-year time limit on using GI benefits. It also increases money for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

The Forever GI Act builds on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a full-ride scholarship to any in-state public university, or a similar cash amount to attend private colleges. It amounts to the largest expansion of college aid for veterans in a decade.

Veterans would also get additional payments if they complete science, technology and engineering courses.

Advocates say thousands of veterans stand to gain from the expanded benefit.