BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes will hold a workshop the evening of Monday, June 22nd to help veterans apply for the newly-available college tuition benefits made possible by the Webb-Mitchell GI Bill.  Members of the military who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, including activated reservists and members of the National Guard, can receive up to four academic years of education benefits, including stipends for housing and books.  Veterans have 15 years after they leave active duty to use these benefits.

At the workshop, a college counselor and a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs will outline the assistance available to student veterans. Computers will also be available so that participants can apply for the tuition benefit onsite.

WHO:            Congressman Jim Himes
Jack Mordente, Student Veterans Counselor, Southern Connecticut State University   
Hal Farrington, Military Service Coordinator, Department of Veterans Affairs

WHAT:           Workshop to assist veterans in applying for new 9/11 GI tuition benefit that provides up to four years of college tuition

WHEN:          Monday, June 22

WHERE:         Bridgeport Library
Burroughs Building
925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604