Category: Education

17 January

How many times have you gone into a store with a great coupon deal, only to find that the item you wanted to buy has many “exclusions” listed in the fine print? Keeping this scenario in mind, here are some of the questionable enticements you should be aware of when shopping for the college that’s […]

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08 January

It’s the beginning of a new year. Time for a fresh start. Time for New Year’s resolutions, such as eating healthier, drinking more water, exercising more, saving money. Whether you’re a newcomer or familiar to the online education journey, here are some tips I have to make your education resolutions become reality. Have a plan. […]

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07 January

Whether you’re on active duty or have already transitioned out of the military, chances are you have some good education benefits at your fingertips. So how do you make sure you don’t waste them and become a college dropout? We asked college professors, advisors and others who work with military students in higher education for […]

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18 November

Nadine Carson probably would’ve had to drop out of college if not for the University of Maryland University College’s Veterans Assistance Fund. The 41-year-old ex-Air Force engineer was quickly running out of her Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, and even though she has a full-time job at an engineering firm, she was having trouble paying her […]

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26 July

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides career coaching services free of charge to all eligible military spouses. Spouses of active-duty service members in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and members of the Reserve Component (regardless of activation status) are eligible for career coaching. A coach can help you at any […]

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11 July

As a service member, your military family has many resources available to help your family thrive and support your child’s education. This list of resources for children and youth can connect your family to opportunities that can prepare your kids for success – both in their education and beyond. Department of Defense Educational Activity, or […]

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08 July

With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are plenty of resources to help you as you begin planning for your future. As you think about how to pay for school, be sure to maximize financial aid, grants and scholarships first, then […]

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18 June

If you’ve thought about going to college, but didn’t know if you could afford it, then the Military Tuition Assistance program may be just the benefit you need. The program is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members. While the decision to pursue a degree may be a difficult one personally, […]

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04 June

The Post-9/11 GI Bill gives generous education benefits to service members, and as an extra perk, you may share these benefits with your family. However, starting July 12, 2019, a recent change limits transfer of the benefit to service members with between 6 and 16 years of service. There used to be no upper limit […]

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20 May

You can help your child’s school get more funding through the Department of Defense’s Impact Aid for Military Connected School Districts. Just fill out and turn in the Impact Aid form or survey, and the Department of Education provides extra money for schools with a large number of military students. The Department of Defense Impact Aid […]

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