Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes is a retired Army infantryman who has a squad of kids and is married to an active duty Soldier. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who spent his last few years in the Army as a Drill Sergeant. He is now a full-time dad, freelance writer, and out-of-work comedian.

2022-2023 GI Bill Tuition Rates Out Now!

If you are planning to take courses in the Fall 2022 term, then you need to know how much your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits will pay. The 2022-2023 GI Bill rates are the best place to start. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) just released the maximum tuition and fee rates for the upcoming academic…

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Active Duty Degrees: An Overview

Degree Programs for Active Duty Military Today’s active duty military members operate in some of the most challenging and dynamic environments in the world. When they’re not on the front lines of Freedom, their lives still have a number of demands: family, kids, hobbies, and in many cases, college degrees. In 2020, Inside Higher Ed…

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United Services Military Apprenticeship Program

United Services Military Apprenticeship Program The United States Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a training program that gives service members the opportunity to complete civilian apprenticeship requirements while they’re still on active duty. Completion of an apprenticeship awards a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion from the Department of Labor (DoL), which can enhance employability during…

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Active Duty Degrees: Navy College Program

The Navy College Program Means Degrees for Sailors Sailors looking to advance their education goals should consider participating in the Navy College Program. Through their 5-Step Volunteer Education (VOLED) Process, the Navy takes professional development through education to another level. The 5-Step VOLED Process The Navy College Program created a glidepath for Sailors to follow…

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Active Duty Degrees: Coast Guard Volunteer Education

Volunteer Education Opportunities in the Coast Guard Members of the United States Coast Guard who are interested in obtaining a college degree while in the service should check out the Volunteer Education Services department. For many of the resources that follow, you will need your Coast Guard login credentials to proceed. Volunteer Education Services The…

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Active Duty Degrees: The Air Force Virtual Education Center

Education Benefits in the US Air Force The Air Force offers its personnel a world-class education system called the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC). The AFVEC virtually gives Airmen the freedom to fully participate in every aspect of their education. The Air Force Virtual Education Center The AFVEC provides online access to a number…

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Navient Cancels $1.7 Billion in Student Loan Debt

Navient Cancels $1.7 Billion in Student Loan Debt On January 13th, a multi-state lawsuit filed against Navient, a servicer of federal student loans, will soon cancel student loan debt totaling $1.7 billon. This amount covers the private loan debt held by around 66,000 students. Deceptive Practice Allegations Navient Corporation agreed to the settlement in allegations…

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VA Approved Flight Training: An Overview

Looking at VA Approved Flight Training You probably already know that your VA education benefits can help pay for flight training. However, you may not have any details about how it all works. For example, you may be wondering, Can the GI Bill be used to pay for flight training? Are there VA approved flight…

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Support Our Scholars: Scholarships & Mentorships for Women Students

Scholarships & Mentorship for Women Students If you are a transitioning female veteran, military spouse, or family member, there is a fantastic scholarship opportunity for you through Support Our Scholars. Support Our Scholars “Our organization selects young women with exceptional academic achievement and mentors them throughout their four years of college and beyond. We know…

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Survivors & Dependents VA Education Benefits

VA Education Benefits for Survivors & Dependents The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides education benefits to dependents and survivors of our nation’s heroes. The Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program, also known as Chapter 35 Benefits, can be used to pay for college, vocational schools, certification tests, and apprenticeships, among other things. Eligibility…

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Top 10 Yellow Ribbon MBA Programs

The Top Yellow Ribbon MBA Schools To obtain a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) demonstrates professional mastery in the business arena. Many veterans find that transitioning into the business world to be a natural step after the completion of their service to the country. CollegeRecon has created a list of the top 10 MBA programs…

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10 Top Law Schools with Yellow Ribbon Programs

The Top Yellow Ribbon Law Schools Not all colleges and universities are created equal. While attending college is a dream for most people, choosing where to apply can be a tough challenge. For this reason, CollegeRecon compiled a list of the top ten law schools that participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a Department of…

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