Ohio universities announce help for veterans amid delay in benefits
Dayton Daily News
Miami University and The Ohio State University have announced they will offer their student veterans loans with no interest to help them cover housing and book expenses amid an expected delayed in their Post 9/11 GI Educational Benefits.
Miami expects 75 to 100 student veterans on campus will be affected by the delay, which is being attributed to a backlog of claims and a “temporary loss” of records by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Ohio State did not report an estimated number of impacted students, but a spokeswoman said…
In light of this recent development, we will offer no-interest emergency loans to our military veterans to cover the cost of housing and books during the interim, to assure they have the necessary materials they need to support their classroom success. This allows them to repay the loan once they receive funding from the GI Bill.