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Student vets left in the dust

Student vets left in the dust

By PABLO ESPINOSA Pima Community College student veteran George Burdelte, who spent 10 years in the Navy and Army, depends on his veteran’s benefits to make ends meet. He is still waiting for this semester’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The delay in payments left him with a negative bank account balance. His car has been […]

Veterans affairs upgrades on the way

Veterans affairs upgrades on the way

By NICK MEYERS Following the suspension and subsequent reinstatement of veterans benefits this year, Pima Community College says it’s developing a better infrastructure to serve student-vets. Last semester, Pima received a letter from the Arizona Veterans Education & Training Approving Agency detailing numerous instances of negligence pertaining to the record-keeping of student-veteran financial eligibility. “This […]

PCC holds forums for veterans

PCC holds forums for veterans

By DAVID JOSEPH DEL GRANDE Pima Community College recently hosted two forums to provide information regarding veteran education benefits and waiver assistance for students who received debt letters from the Veterans Administration. Pima’s forums were held on June 21 and June 23 in an effort to assist approximately 3,700 students whom had received veteran benefits […]