The Post-9/11 GI Bill was designed to help veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan pay for an education.
But in Augusta, it’s the for-profit private schools that are raking in taxpayer dollars, charging a tuition that in some cases is five times higher than the area’s larger public universities and colleges.
On average, an education at an online school costs $6,800 per semester, a total that soars in comparison to the full-time workload of 12 credit hours students can get at Georgia Regents University ($2,360) and Augusta Technical College ($1,200), records show.
An Augusta man attempting to flee police after shoplifting $350 worth of steak from a grocery store was arrested Friday after he ran over stop sticks, blew his tires and surrendered to officials in the front yard of a relative’s house, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Juan A. Singley, 46, faces a felony charge of fleeing to elude arrest and two misdemeanor counts of shoplifting and driving while license revoked.