Last week, the Department of the Air Force announced that it has restored the military tuition assistance cap back to $4,500 per fiscal year. They also announced that the Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) funding has been restored, effective immediately.
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Top Schools For Utilizing TA Tuition Assistance is a wonderful added benefit for active duty service members to utilize, as it provides the ability to pay up to 100% of tuition. Each service does have its own criteria and restrictions, though. Regardless, there are a number of institutions that are very popular among the military… Read more »
Tuition Assistance (TA) is more popular now than ever thanks to COVID, with most service members having a little extra time on their hands to focus on higher education. Because of this increase in use, changes have been made to both Navy and Air Force Tuition Assistance education benefits.
Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs published information about the most underused benefits, as reported by each state’s veterans department. The following states reported that these education benefits were the most underused by veterans.
Beginning October 1, 2020, the Air Force will cut the cap for their Tuition Assistance (TA) program. The maximum amount of money airmen can receive in the next fiscal year will drop from $4,500 to $3,750, according to an announcement from the Department of the Air Force. These cuts apply to both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Applications will be accepted starting October 1st, 2020 for the inaugural Van Leesten Memorial Awards which awards money for select students in Rhode Island. Scholarships will be available for students pursuing education and training related to the housing industry. Additional consideration is being given to veterans.
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Hit the Ground Running on High Paying Careers with MyCAA Not all careers require four-year degrees from expensive colleges. Military spouses who want to hit the ground running in a lucrative career field should take advantage of the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) program. MyCAA offers up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to military… Read more »
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Scholarships for Air Force Service Members and Veterans There are thousands of scholarships open to those seeking higher education. With such a large pool of people competing, it can be beneficial to look for specific scholarships that only a select group can apply to. Something active duty service members can do – and in some… Read more »
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College and Career Prep Programs for Military Connected High Schoolers The whirlwinds of military life and PCSs can make time seem to move in fast forward. This can feel especially true for active duty families with dependents on their way to high school or college. Understanding the resources available can help with making decisions as… Read more »
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8 Scholarships for Female Service Members and Veterans Are you are an active duty, reserve or veteran woman considering college? Whether you use the GI Bill or not, these scholarships can help ease money pressures you may encounter on the way to your degree or certificate. Dr. Nancy M. Schonher Scholarship Sponsored by the Marines’… Read more »
Find states that offer in-state tuition for non-resident veterans beyond the 3-year discharge cap. The Choice Act requires states to offer in-state tuition to non-resident veterans for 3-years after leaving the military. However, 27 states have passed laws that make veteran students eligible for in-state tuition beyond the Choice Act’s limit. With this change there is now a confusing and inconsistent patchwork of laws across the country.
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Maryland First State to Protect Veterans from College Profiteering Effective July 1st, 2020, the Veteran’s Education Protection Act, which was passed in the Maryland General Assembly on May 7th, removes any incentive for an educational institution operating in Maryland to employ deceptive practices that defraud veterans. What’s the Issue? There has been a practice at… Read more »
Scholarships for Computer Science Majors Majoring in computer science, or a similar subject is a great path to go down. There are many different jobs out there with that major, and a lot of different working environments. While in college, it would be good to find some scholarships. Here is a list of scholarships for… Read more »
Criminal Justice is a major that can open a lot of different doors. In addition to careers in police work and corrections, you can work as a park ranger, a rehabilitation counselor, a forensic expert, or an officer in the court system. You can also become a criminal law paralegal, go on to graduate school… Read more »
Scholarships For Those Going Into Business Studying business and getting your degree in a business-related field, such as business administration or marketing can be a smart choice. A business scholarship can help with the costs of getting your degree. There is a lot of room for finding a great career if you do. But before… Read more »
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Scholarships For Women As a woman, you might be wondering what scholarships might be out there just for you. Here is a list of 10 of them you might consider applying for. Beyond that, you can visit our scholarship section at College Recon for scholarships for veterans, military children, military spouses, and more. American Fellowship… Read more »