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From the GI Bill to private loans and grants, there are lots of ways to pay for school that don’t require digging into your own pocket.

These articles will help you figure out the best way to pay for your education and help you get the most of your education benefits.

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  • Trump signs Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill

Trump Signs Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

President Trump signed the Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill into law on Aug. 16, putting the final stamp on the most significant improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill since it launched in 2009. Named for ...

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

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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 ...

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  • Forever GI Bill

Senate Passes ‘Forever GI Bill’

August 4th, 2017|0 Comments

UPDATE: On August 16, President Trump officially signed the Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill. At the eleventh hour before it recessed for the summer, the Senate finally got around to some real business: passing a ...

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Forever GI Bill Marches Through Congress

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The so-called Forever GI Bill, which would make significant changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, is moving with startling speed through Congress. On Wednesday the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs approved the Harry W. Colmery ...

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  • 2018 Post 9/11 GI Bill changes

6 Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill That Will Make You Want to Reenlist

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

If you’re a recent veteran, Congress is working on improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill that might just make you want to reenlist. Dubbed the “Forever GI Bill” because it would erase the 15-year use-it-or-lose-it ...

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Dream Bigger

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

“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 ...

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5 Reasons Why Enlisted Veterans Don’t Get Into Top Schools

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

You’re a brainiac who aced the ASVAB. You could have attended college after high school, but for whatever reason, you didn’t. You might not have felt ready, or maybe you didn’t have the money. Either ...

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  • GI Bill for community college

The Truth About Using the GI Bill for Community College

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The GI Bill gives veterans access to a variety of institutions, from vocational to Ivy League universities. While you’re trying to decide where you belong in your academic journey, you may find that you should ...

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

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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The New Tuition Law That Could Save You Thousands

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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, ...

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5 Tips for Making a Budget Work on the Post-9/11 GI Bill Stipend

July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Since its creation at the end of World War II, the GI Bill has allowed veterans to improve their post-military skills and earning potential by helping to pay for the costs of a college education. ...

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

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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How to Actually Survive Off Your GI Bill

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The career vs. school struggle we go through when getting out of the military is no big secret. Sure, everyone knows the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay for your school. But when you’re in class ...

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Revisited: Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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

June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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Post-9/11 GI Bill Changes and What They Mean for Your Family

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

In case you have missed the current storm brewing over veteran benefits, let’s bring you up to speed. The House of Representatives voted in February to be allowed to adjust some of the Post-9/11 GI ...

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Revisited: Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

March 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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  • 2016 Post-9/11 BAH Rate

Looking for the 2016 Post-9/11 BAH Rate? We Break it All Down.

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Post-9/11 BAH Rate For the purposes of determining your BAH rate, you are considered to be an E-5 with dependents stationed in the same ZIP code as your school. This means you can either ...

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  • ways to use your gi bill

4 Different Ways to Use Your GI Bill

August 5th, 2015|0 Comments

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 ...

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

December 15th, 2014|0 Comments

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 ...

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Is the Montgomery GI Bill EVER A Good Choice?

December 10th, 2014|3 Comments

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 ...

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Proposal Would Extend GI Bill for Student Veterans Pursuing STEM Degrees

December 5th, 2014|0 Comments

A bill introduced in Congress this week would give student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill an extra nine months of benefits if they pursue a degree in a STEM field – science, technology, engineering ...

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Congress Grants In-State Tuition to Recent Veterans

September 17th, 2014|0 Comments

One provision of the VA reform bill Congress passed in July 2014 will benefit recent veterans pursuing a post-military education. The $16.3 billion Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 will require public schools ...

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  • Military books

Top 5 Websites to Find Textbooks for Less

August 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

The GI Bill is a great way to cover school costs, but there are some ways to get those books for even less. Here are some great sites to find your books for class this ...

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  • Should I go out of state for college

Things You Didn’t Know Cost You Money in College

August 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Whether you are still trying to pick a school and have not yet applied, or you are in the final stages of preparing before you begin college; it is important to create an accurate ...

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The Post 9-11 GI Bill: How Generous is it?

May 12th, 2014|0 Comments

The glorious Post 9-11 GI Bill: To its credit, it has helped over a million veterans pursue their passions with more than $30 billion of financial aid. But just how generous is the bill? How ...

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How to Use Your GI Bill for Certification and Training

April 28th, 2014|2 Comments

How To Use Your GI Bill Since the first year that veterans could use the GI Bill for certification and training, tens of thousands have utilized their GI Bill or other Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits to ...

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How To Use Your GI Bill For College

April 28th, 2014|1 Comment

Do You Want To learn How To Use Your GI Bill For College? We Got You Covered! That fateful form... DD-214 leads to a life of freedom and confusion.  After having everything in one place ...

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Paying for Graduate School with Military Benefits

April 28th, 2014|1 Comment

One of the most positive aspects of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is the ease of use. Particularly for those veterans interested in graduate school. However, this is only one of the benefits available for ...

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  • difference between the post 9 11 gi bill and montgomery gi bill

The Difference Between the Post 9-11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill

April 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Do you want to compare the difference Between the Post 9-11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill? Before choosing which benefit is right for you, be sure to understand the difference between the Post 9-11 ...

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  • state education benefits for veterans

State Education Benefits for Veterans

April 16th, 2014|0 Comments

There are many opportunities for state education benefits for veterans to help fund your education.  Map your future here. NORTHWEST Oregon The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides grants of up to $150 per month for ...

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