Post-9/11 GI Bill Applicants Wait for Colleges to Certify Enrollment

Nearly 200,000 veterans have applied for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which pays for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to attend in-state public colleges at no cost and out-of-state or private colleges at a reduced rate. But some veterans will not receive their benefits checks until after their tuition payments are due.

And it might be the colleges that are to blame.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has processed 136,000 of the applications for the