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Celebrate the End of the Shutdown: Dance Party!

The Shutdown is over, and we have until January to celebrate. It's time for a dance party. Happy Friday, everyone. Have a great weekend!

Study: 2-Year Tech Program Grads Out-Earn 4-Year Liberal Arts Grads

Note: This story was originally posted before the government shutdown started and Tuition Assistance for servicemembers was up in the air. Thankfully, some colleges have stepped in to help keep education options available, and many will offer the programs mentioned here.   The days of the 4-year degree being a ticket to a high income, just because you finished a bachelor’s, may be coming to an end – if they ever really existed at all. The reason: While employers are cutting back on hiring four-year degree holders...

With Tuition Assistance Dried Up, Some Colleges Picking Up the Slack

With thousands of active duty servicemen and women depending on at-risk Tuition Assistance funding, some colleges are cutting them a break. Columbia College, in Columbia, Missouri, for example, has announced that it is deferring tuition costs for any servicemembers whose educational benefits are affected by the shutdown. Students can seek other means of paying their tuition. If students cannot find another way to pay their tuition, the college will allow students to withdraw with no penalty. Grantham University, a prominent...

Costco, Sam’s Club Extend Shopping Privileges to Military Members through Shutdown

Prominent grocery discount stores Costco and Sam’s Club have both announced that they will extend membership privileges to uniformed servicemembers free of charge. The privileges will extend at least through the government shutdown that is currently in place. The shutdown has forced commissaries across the United States to close due to the lack of authorized funds to pay staff and even keep the utilities going. Costco and Sam’s Club aren’t offering free groceries. But they are waiving their usual membership charges for military...

Congress Favors Unionized Gov’t Workers Over Funding Disabled Vets and Education Benefits

While the well-connected public employees union workers got a nice, fat payoff Friday, America’s disabled veterans and those looking to attend school on promised GI Bill benefits still have to wait on pins and needles. The House voted overwhelmingly to award unearned back pay to government workers furloughed due to the government shutdown. Both the President and the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV) have expressed support. But the Democratic-controlled Senate still refuses to consider a House bill that funds key veterans’...

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