Originally Posted by tous
The truth is, the GI Bill is deferred compensation.
The deal is, you serve in the military for low pay and benefits for some number of years and defer a reasonable wage, we will pay the difference between what is reasonable and what you get while serving in the future.
I agree with this, I got paid less than $600.00 a month when I joined.
I did get a H.S. Diploma and an AA and a BS while in without using a nickle of the GI Bill because I was not eligable for it.
I figure you got your return on your Money out of my 20+ years. I went to school nights, weekends and paid out of pocket for my books and supplies.
I ended up with a degree in Business and used a lot of what I learned to make my service to my Country a little better.