Redesigned GIBill.com Offers Expert Insight into New, Post-9/11 GI Bill

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GIBill.com just launched a newly designed site to better serve the educational needs of the military community. The revamped site provides visitors with a wide range of features, including detailed information on the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, an ask the expert section, GI Bill school listings, bill comparison tools and more.

GIBill.com has been redesigned to provide military communities with detailed information about the upcoming Post-9/11 GI Bill, which goes into effect on August 1, 2009. The site offers features that allow visitors to learn about both the new GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill. Additional sections on eligibility, transferability, and WAVE (the Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) Web Automated Verification of Enrollment system) have also been added.

"The new GI bill will surely bring about an abundance of questions from the military community," GIBill.com manager Seth Restaino said. "We wanted to be as proactive as possible in providing the community with the most comprehensive information regarding the new GI Bill. The new design and multitude of features truly accomplishes that goal."

Features of the GIBill.com redesign include:

  •     State Rate Lookup: The new GI Bill rates vary by state so GIBill.com created a map that makes it easy for servicemembers and veterans to look up rate and stipend information by state.
  •     Ask the Expert. Visitors can ask GIBill.com expert Ron Kness questions about both the new and existing GI Bill programs. Kness has 36 years of military service and is a former Supervisor of Military Personnel Services, including education benefits. (http://www.gibill.com/info/ask-the-expert/)
  •     Comparison Chart. GIBill.com's comparison chart helps visitors to determine which bill is a better fit by comparing the benefits offered by the new Post-9/11 GI Bill and the old Montgomery GI Bill. (http://www.gibill.com/info/comparison/)
  •     Downloadable Cheat Sheet. A quick, printable resource features 10 steps to using the new GI Bill benefit. (http://www.gibill.com/download/)
  •     Redesign. The new design is easy-to-navigate and well organized.
  •     Social Networking. GIBill.com is an active member of the Twitter and Facebook communities and provides fellow members with real-time GI Bill information (see http://www.gibill.com for links).

GIBill.com will continue to add valuable GI Bill information. Two upcoming features include a comprehensive guide to GI Bill schools, including Yellow Ribbon schools. The Yellow Ribbon Program is a new VA program that allows institutions of higher learning (IHL) in the United States to fund a student's educational expenses not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. An IHL can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and must commit to funding that student's education for the duration of that student's program.

About GIBill.com:
GIBill.com is a complete online resource for veterans and active military service members who want accurate, easy-to-read GI Bill information. Questions about the GI Bill program can be directed to the GIBill.com Ask a GI Bill Expert forum where Ron Kness, a 36-year veteran, answers visitors' GI bill questions. For Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill information on eligibility, transferability, rates, schools, and more, visit GIBill.com (http://www.gibill.com/).

CONTACT:
Seth Restaino
1051 East Hillsdale Blvd., 8th Floor
Foster City, CA 94404
650-578-7675

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