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Obama Budget Proposal Restricts GI Bill Funding to For-Profit Colleges

"More and more veterans are enrolling in high-cost for-profit programs of questionable quality, while the share of veterans enrolling in community colleges and state universities is shrinking," Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said in a statement last July. "While the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill was designed to expand educational opportunities for our veterans and service members, I am concerned that it is primarily expanding the coffers of the big corporations running these schools." Harkin's statement was made on the heels of a Senate...

TRICARE Coverage for your College Student

While in college your child may be eligible for TRICARE until their 23rd birthday or until they graduate, whichever comes first. For eligibility to extend beyond the age of 21, he or she must be enrolled in a full course of study at an approved institution of higher learning and be dependent on the sponsor for more than half of their financial support. If qualified, your child's "student status" must be entered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) to remain eligible past age 21. Check with DEERS...

Military Kids: Education After High School

By this time every year, some high school students have selected a college and maybe even know if they will receive a scholarship. But for others, making a decision about attending college — and specifically, which college — is not so easy. Here are a few things to consider when your high schooler is contemplating his or her next step in life.   Questions to ask when considering a college: 1. Does the school offer the program and courses that I’m interested in? 2. Do I meet the admissions requirements? 3....

Disabled Veterans and Distance Learning Opportunities

There is no doubt that making the transition from military life to civilian life is an often stressful time, even for those without service-related disabilities.  As more and more veterans return home from Afghanistan and Iraq with a range of disabilities, the online environment may be a prime starting point for those needing to ease into civilian life.  Even for wounded veterans who wish to continue their service, having the ability to attend school anywhere, anytime may give them an advantage when or if they do choose to work...

What Could the GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011 Mean for You

Near the end of 2011, the GI Bill Fairness Act was signed into law as an amendment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. House Committee on Veteran's Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller said, "We are keeping our promise to America's student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill through this legislation, enabling them to stay in the school of their choice without incurring severe fee increases." At issue were changes to the Post 9-11 GI Bill which went into effect in August, capping the covered fees at $17,500 per year at private institutions....

2012 Getting Uncle Sam to Pay for Your College Degree

This unique handbook, written for active military personnel, covers everything you need to know about: the G.I. Bill, tuition assistance, scholarships, veteran benefits, student aid, selecting the right degree for you - why some degrees might be better for you than others, finding the right military-friendly school and tips on staying ahead of the curve. Click Here to download this handbook.

2012 After the Military Handbook

This unique handbook, written for military veterans, covers: transitioning to the private sector, supporting your family, finding a job that pays "top dollar", choosing between jobs with large or small companies, deciding to start your own company, maximizing the benefits of a military career, medical benefits and life insurance in the private sector, how to pay for college after you leave military service and how to retire successfully. Click Here to download this handbook.

2012 Military Children’s Scholarship Handbook

A college degree has become the essential tool to unlock doors for future success. This handbook contains all the latest information about getting a college degree, including: types of higher education, resources for finding the right college, entrance exams, financial aid resources, paying for college, applying for federal student aid, Pell Grants, Direct and Federal Family Education Loans, PLUS loans, Consolidation loans, Federal Work-Study Program, ROTC, U.S. Armed Forces and more. Click Here to download this handbook.

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