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Reasons to Get Your Degree

Higher salaries and better jobs aside, there are three good reasons to get your college degree that you might not have considered. In a study conducted by the College Board, college graduates were revealed to have qualities that indicate they will be productive members of society.  For example, college graduates are more likely to vote and volunteer, be respectful of others’ opinions, and raise children who have better health and perform well at school. College Graduates are Good Citizens Being a good citizen means...

Education Grants for Military Personnel

There are two types of grants available to help military students pay for college: Federal Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs). Generally, to receive a grant, you must be an undergraduate student (someone who hasn't earned a bachelor's or graduate degree). You can be enrolled full time or part time. How much can you get? Federal Pell Grants — Award amounts can change yearly. The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2013-14 award year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015) is $5,635....

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams when Paying for Your Kid’s Education

Every year, millions of high school graduates seek creative ways to finance the costs of a college education. With four year college education costs rising faster than the rate of inflation, many parents are understandably concerned about how to pay those costs without saddling themselves or their children with heavy debt. Scam artists prey on those concerns. Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam...

Sharpen Your Skills before Transitioning

Has it been a few years since you’ve tackled an algebra or geometry problem? How about chemistry? When was the last time you wrote an essay? For veterans and transitioning service members who are considering college, the thought of facing any of these subjects might be enough to dissuade them from pursuing their education. That’s why the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Education have a number of college preparation resources in place. Because for most vets and service members,...

Service Unique Education Transcripts

Army For everything you want to know about the free AARTS transcript (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System), go to http://aarts.army.mil. This free transcript includes your military training, your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), and college level examination scores with the college credit recommended for those experiences. It is a valuable asset that you should provide to your college or your employer and it is available for Active Army, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers. You can view and print...

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