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Tennessee grants in-state tuition to recent veterans, no matter where they live

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If you’re a veteran, you no longer have to live in Tennessee to get the in-state tuition rate at a Tennessee school. What’s the catch? You have to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill, and you have to enroll in a college or university within two years of separation.

Still, if Tennessee is where you want to go to school and you’re not a state resident, the Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Act could save you a lot of money. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill this week.

For out-of-state students, the Post-9/11 GI Bill covers 100 percent of the in-state tuition rate. Before the VETS Act, student veterans were responsible for the rest, which can be tens of thousands of dollars.

Twenty-four states now have laws providing student veterans an in-state residency waiver. Nine states have a school or school systems that provide student veterans an in-state residency waiver. Eight more have legislation pending. To see which states waive the in-state residency requirement for veterans, check the In-State Tuition Map.

Young Veterans With Children Wanted For TV Commercial

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We thought this might interest some of you:

We are searching NATIONWIDE for YOUNG VETERANS (mid-20s to 30s) who have children and who are currently covered by USAA Insurance (military insurance) to be cast in a paid television commercial.

GREAT PAY if you're selected!

We are searching for:
* Young Afghanistan or Iraq veterans and their son or daughter currently covered by USAA insurance.  
* U.S. veteran in their mid 20s-30s
* Son/Daughter between ages 5-14

Interviews begin Thursday, April 10, 2014 - so submit ASAP!

TO SUBMIT:
Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com for priority consideration, and e-mail ALL the information requested below to:
USAAcasting@gmail.com

Be sure to include:
1. Your NAME (first and last) and AGE
2. Contact phone number
3. Names/Ages of all family members
4. City/State where you live
5. Did you serve during a conflict? If so, which?  
6. Which USAA products do you use?
7. Have you previously interviewed with Dan Bell Casting for a USAA project?
8. Recent photo(s) of you and your family (jpg format please)

 

5 Places You Should Be Looking for Your Next Job

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Employers in health care, professional/business services, mining, food/drink services and construction led in hiring for March.

 


The Labor Department this morning released its monthly report on the employment situation. Although the unemployment rate did not change at 6.7 percent, an estimated 192,000 jobs were added in March. Here’s
who was hiring:


  1. Health care continued to be a bright spot in hiring with 19,000 people hired. Job growth in health care averaged 17,000 per month over the past year.

  2. Professional/business services added the most jobs in March with 57,000 new hires. The industry has averaged 56,000 per month over the prior 12 months.

  3. Construction added 19,000 jobs in March. Over the past year, employment in construction has grown by 151,000 jobs.
  4. Mining and logging added 7,000 jobs in March. Over the last year, the industry added an average of 3,000 jobs per year.

  5. Food services and drinking places hired 30,000 people in March.

The report also included data on veterans employment. The jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans dropped to 6.9 percent in March, down from 9.2 percent in February. Wild fluctuations in the monthly numbers are not unusual due to the small survey sample used to collect the data.

 

The annual average numbers are a better gauge. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans averaged 9 percent in 2013, compared to 9.9 percent in 2012.

For all veterans, the March unemployment rate was 6 percent. The annual average rate for all veterans in 2013 was 6.6 percent – lower than that of non-veterans.

 

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