GREENWALD & CONNERS LOOK TO HIGHLIGHT HIGHER EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS

(TRENTON) — Assemblymen Lou Greenwald and Jack Conners are looking to highlight the higher educational benefits available to veterans.

Their bill (A-1677) requires a public institution of higher education to include a link on its Web site to access information on educational benefits available to veterans. The link must be placed in a prominent location on the Web site.

“After completing their military service, many veterans want to further their education by attending college,” said Greenwald (D-Camden). “But to ensure veterans are aware of the educational options and benefits offered to them, it’s imperative that information is easily accessible through a link on every public institution of higher education’s Web site.”

“We know nothing is more valuable than a quality education, and that’s especially the case for our veterans,” said Conners (D-Burlington/Camden), the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman. “Making sure our veterans have easy access to information on the benefits that can help them transition from the battlefield into the classroom is the right thing to do.”

The bill also requires the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide a link on its Web site to a directory of public and independent institutions of higher education kept by the Commission on Higher Education. The link must be placed on the page of the department’s Web site that lists the education benefits available to veterans.

The bill was recently released 5-0 by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee and now goes to the Assembly Speaker, who decides if and when to post it for a floor vote.

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