Veterans Affairs officials are late sending out tuition checks for student veterans, including some in Colorado. That has some returned soldiers worried they may not get the education they’ve been promised. Peter Granitz reports from Washington.

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One Response to Veterans Wait for Tuition Checks

  1. Brad says:

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has authorized advance payments up to $3,000 for Veterans who have applied for VA educational benefits and who have not yet received their monthly education payments.
    The Denver Regional Office will be open from 8 to 6 this week and from 8 to 12 on Saturday. The address is 155 Van Gordon St. Lakewood, CO 80228 Phone: 800-827-1000.
    I went up last week to get my advance and what a big help. I study renewable energy at a community college and spending a lot of time trying to make a few bucks to live. I can now attend to my study without worrying about the bills.
    Thanks for all the support America.

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