Veteran’s Information Meeting to be Held at Lone Star College-Montgomery

An information session about the new Post-9/11 GI Bill will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Lone Star College-Montgomery. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Building A, Room 102.

Also called Chapter 33, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is a comprehensive education benefit package available to veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. Contessa Scroggins, veteran affairs coordinator for the Lone Star College System, will present information on the new bill, including eligibility qualifications and benefit options.

“The new GI Bill will be highly beneficial for most veterans, but it is complicated,” said Valerie Shepherd, advisor to veterans at LSC-Montgomery. Shepherd said this new bill includes a monthly housing allowance and a transfer of entitlement option for those who qualify. “We want current and prospective students who are veterans to be completely informed about this bill,” she said.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill goes into effect on August 1, 2009.

For more information about the Post-9/11 information meeting, contact Valerie Shepherd at (936) 271-6137.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu.

LoneStar College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area and the third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit www.LoneStar.edu.