Loans and Military Education Benefits
It has been heralded as one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the federal government—one that impacted the United States socially, economically and politically. But it almost never came to pass. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944—commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights—nearly stalled in Congress as members of the House and Senate debated provisions of the controversial bill.
Some shunned the idea of paying unemployed veterans $20 a week because they thought it diminished their incentive to look for work. Others questioned the concept of sending battle-hardened veterans to colleges and universities, a privilege then reserved for the rich. Despite their differences, all agreed something must be done to help veterans assimilate into civilian life.. This section contains links that offer information about education law in Arkansas. There are fact sheets and other resources to help you understand Arkansas and federal law. This section contains resources that offer information about Military Education Benefits. Select a different topic here.
- Federal Student Aid
- GI Bill (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Arkanas Law—Arkansas Code—Unannotated (LexisNexis)
- Consumer Protection Division of the Arkansas Attorney General's Office
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