I just ETS'd from active duty, I served 15 months in iraq. Now when I apply for a local college, they say I have to pay $1600. Funny thing is I don't even start school until the end of next month, but payment is due next week? I don't have the money to pay, I start my National Guard duty next week. I have the GI Bill, but that won't officially start until sometime near the end of next month. What the hell is going on? I'm a Vet and a member of the SC National Guard, why do I have to worry about money for college???? Why am I paying $1600 a month before I start classes??? I guess being a Vet means nothing, even if you were infantry foot patrolling Sadr City for 15 months. Am I misinformed, or do they really not care about us?