Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
Dang, it sure is expensive to go to college today. Sure, soaring tuition affects college-bound kids (and their parents!) around the country, and it's such a big deal that lawmakers are trying to do something about it. But do you know who else is affected — significantly so? Men and women who signed up to join the military, hoping to benefit from the GI Bill at the end of their service. The GI Bill still exists, but these days it doesn't cover more than about 60 or 70 percent of costs at a state school, which leaves veterans with a serious gap to cover. Did you sign on the dotted line and don a military uniform, hoping to end up, eventually, debt free with a bachelor's degree? Is it still possible for you? What are you doing to make up the difference?