Eligible Vets Can Go to Schools in State Free

By Beacon Staff

GREAT FALLS – Eight Montana colleges and universities are participating in a program with the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow veterans participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program to attend college for free.

Under the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, an institution can contribute up to 50 percent of tuition expenses, and VA will match that amount.

The VA says Montana State University in Bozeman will provide $6,100 for undergraduates and $6,600 for graduate students per year, with a limit of 100 students.

The University of Montana in Missoula will contribute $6,180 for 25 students.

MSU-Billings will pay $2,100 for eight students.

The University of Great Falls will provide $10,000 for an unlimited number of students.

Carroll College in Helena will donate $8,562 for an unlimited number of students.

And Miles Community College will provide $500 for one student.