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Trump authorizes expanded college assistance for veterans

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -

President Donald Trump has authorized the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade.

Trump signed a veterans' education bill into law Wednesday at his golf club in central New Jersey.

The law removes a 15-year time limit on using GI benefits and increases money for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve. It builds on a 2008 law that guaranteed military veterans a full-ride scholarship to any in-state public university, or a similar cash amount to attend private colleges.

Veterans would get additional payments if they complete science, technology and engineering courses.

A wide range of veterans' groups supported the measure. The Veterans of Foreign Wars says hundreds of thousands of veterans stand to gain from the new benefit.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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