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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...

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’...

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 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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