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FAIRFAX, Va. -- College degrees for U.S. troops. That's the aim of a new law that took affect Aug. 1. It's called the "Post 9/11 GI bill."
President Obama spoke about it Monday during ceremonies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
"With the post 9/11 bill, we can give our veterans the chance to live their dreams. And we can help unleash their talents and tap their creativity and be guided by their sense of responsibility to their fellow citizens and to this country that we all love so much," Obama said.
There is also money in the program to help cover some living expenses, cost of tutors as well as books and supplies.
You can find out more information about the new G.I. Bill at www.gibill.va.gov/.