A note from an old friend of KPC, appropriately redacted, but with a good question. I did not know of this provision, and it is an interesting question......
"I get out of the army after [many] years of [type of duty] on [date in 2010]. My plan was to fight to get into grad school at [some good places in the East, not on the coast].
My incentives have changed because of the new GI bill. The old GI bill paid a set amount of money per month for 3 years, regardless of where you went to school. The new GI bill pays your school tuition at any public school plus a set amount of money based on army allowances for housing. The highest allowances for housing are in San Francisco and Hawaii. I like sandy beaches and money so its time to apply to the University of Hawaii's economics masters program.
I wonder if colleges in high housing allowance areas will see an increase in applications from soldiers using GI benefits. How about colleges in really nice places that would normally be costly to attend? Interesting set of new incentives guys getting out now face."
And there are lots of those "guys," too. An interesting question. Thanks for writing.