Combat Veteran and Robert Morris University President Chris Howard Shares What It Means to Be Military Friendly

When is the last time you had a conversation that changed you for the better? When was the last time you connected with a person willing to share of themselves, and what they shared made a difference? Who was the last person who took nothing from you, gave you everything they had in the moment ...

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Dream Bigger

“Veterans don’t show up.” “Veterans don’t take advantage of all of the resources available to them.” “Veterans have low self-esteem.” “Veterans don’t aim high enough.” When I hear stereotypes like this, I think back to when I was a student veteran. At the time, being accepted to a community college was a dream come true. ...

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4 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your GI Bill Education

Using the GI Bill to get a college degree is one of the best ways to improve long-term career outlook and earning power. Over the course of a lifetime, a degree can mean the difference of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The benefits of having a diploma hanging on your wall are so ...

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The New Tuition Law That Could Save You Thousands

When Josh Ortiz began applying to colleges after serving 12 years in the Marine Corps, he learned he was considered an out-of-state resident in both his military home of record as well as North Carolina, where for more than six years he had lived, owned property, held a driver’s license and registered his car. As ...

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VA Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program Covers Training Expenses for Active Duty Service Members

For military personnel on active duty, Tuition Assistance (TA) can be an invaluable resource for pursuing higher education for career advancement, a leg up on a post-service degree, or simply as an outlet for personal growth. In many cases, TA covers the full cost of educational courses, but there are certain circumstances where a portion ...

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Revisited: Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ administered ...

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GI Bill Apprenticeship Program Provides Stipend for On-The-Job Training

The GI Bill has enabled millions of veterans to attain vital career skills by funding the higher education and hands-on training to succeed in the civilian workforce. Since 2009, the VA has offered Post-9/11 GI Bill students a Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) to help offset living expenses beyond tuition and books. Many veterans are aware that ...

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4 Different Ways to Use Your GI Bill

Everyone’s heard about it, some are fighting for it and many don’t know all of its uses. Along with the everlasting imprint of core values and military-instilled qualities, the GI Bill is another valuable asset you gained by signing your name on the dotted line. More often than not, if a service member, veteran or ...

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Military Education Benefits: What are they, and how do I apply?

Photo Credit: istock All too often veterans who qualify for education benefits waste them because they are not familiar with what they've earned. I talk to veterans on a daily basis who tell me they don't have any benefits remaining because their GI Bill is already gone, or the time to use it has already passed. ...

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Is the Montgomery GI Bill EVER A Good Choice?

If you joined the military in the days of the Montgomery GI Bill, you and I are in the same boat. I don’t know about you, but the last detail I was concerned about double-checking in my enlistment contract was the education benefits I wouldn’t be using for the next decade. But it turns out, ...

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