“A G.I. Bill for the 21st Century” by Center for American Progress
February 29, 2008, 1:00am
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the “Servicemen’s Readjustment Act” — the original G.I. Bill — which ultimately allowed more than eight million combat veterans returning from the battlefields of World War II to receive full college tuition, low-cost mortgages, and living costs.