Paying off the GI Bill in Lakewood

The GI Bill is our nation's way of thanking veterans for their sacrifices -- and those sacrifices continue. Specifically, some of the education benefits intended to help vets attend college haven't shown up yet -- and, in case you haven't noticed, school's been in session for quite a while now. Things have gotten so bad for some former soldiers that the Department of Veterans Affairs is inviting impacted students to visit field offices around the country -- including the one at 155 Van Gordon Street in Lakewood -- beginning at 8 a.m. this morning and receive up to $3,000 to cover costs. Cash on the barrel head, baby -- and it's about time.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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