Paying For School

Multiple Degrees Possible with New VA Rules

Multiple Degrees Possible with New VA Rules A rule change by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) beginning April 1, 2021 expanded opportunities to Veterans. The new policy permits them to use their education benefits to obtain multiple degrees. Previously, the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefit counted against any GI Benefit the Veteran would… Read more »

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Scholarships for Biomedical Engineering Majors

Studying biomedical engineering? Looking for some extra money to pay for school? Here is a list of scholarships for those going into the field of biomedical engineering.

FAFSA Changes Coming: Good & Bad

There big changes coming soon to the way FAFSA operates. These changes result from the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) 2021, which was passed in December 2020 to expand provisions of the CARES act.  Find out about the major changes here.

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Update

The Army Emergency Relief (AER) program offers an annual scholarship: the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program. This is a need-based scholarship established to assist children of Army Soldiers obtain their first undergraduate degree. Learn more.

Top Scholarships in the Mid-Atlantic

Top Scholarships in the US Mid-Atlantic Region

The Mid Atlantic is home to many exceptional colleges and universities. If you’re considering colleges in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, or West Virginia, check out this list of great scholarships. You might find an opportunity that will put you on the fast track to your goals!

Air Force Restores Tuition Assistance

Air Force Restores Tuition Assistance

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.

Top Schools For Utilizing TA Benefits

Top Schools For Utilizing Your Tuition Assistance Benefits

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 »

Navy and Air Force Tuition Assistance

Navy and Air Force Tuition Assistance (TA) Benefits Changes

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.

Underused State Education Benefits for Veterans

12 States With the Most Unclaimed Veterans 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.

Air Force Tuition Assistance Cap Cut

Air Force Cuts Tuition Assistance Cap

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.

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Rhode Island Housing Award Program

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.

Information Technology Scholarships

Information Technology Scholarships

Scholarships for Information Technology Majors Majoring in information technology 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 »

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MyCAA: Highest Paying Careers Without a 4-Year Degree

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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Civil Engineering Scholarships

If you are majoring in civil engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for civil engineer majors.

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Scholarships for Industrial Engineer Majors

Industrial Engineering Scholarships If you are majoring in industrial engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for industrial engineer majors. The SPE Foundation Scholarships Multiple recipients, Varies The Details: The… Read more »

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Scholarships for Air Force Service Members and Veterans

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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Scholarships for Chemical Engineering Majors

Scholarships for Chemical Engineering Majors If you are majoring in chemical engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for chemical engineer majors. ACS Scholars Program American Chemical Society Scholarship Multiple… Read more »

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Scholarships for Mechanical Engineering Majors

Scholarships for Mechanical Engineer Majors If you are majoring in mechanical engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for mechanical engineer majors. $2,000 PixelPlex Bi-annual STEM Scholarship One recipient, $2,000… Read more »

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College and Career Prep Programs for Military Connected High Schoolers

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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Hot Prospects for HVAC Technicians

Hot Prospects for HVAC Technicians When it comes to stability and a promising job market, you can’t go wrong getting skilled in a trade.  If you’re looking for a trade that offers job growth and a relatively short training time, you may want to consider becoming an HVAC technician. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and… Read more »

electrical engineering scholarships

Electrical Engineering Scholarships

Scholarships for Electrical Engineering Majors By majoring in electrical engineering, you would be working towards a career path that will have you designing, developing, and testing electrical equipment. When it comes to paying for school, you can also find major-specific scholarships to apply for. Here is a list of those for electrical engineering or similar… Read more »

Scholarships for Female Service Members and Veterans

Top 8 Scholarships for Female Service Members & Veterans

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 »

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States Offering In-State Tuition For Veterans After 3 Years From Discharge

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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MBA Scholarships for Veterans

School-Specific MBA Scholarships for Veterans Pursuing an MBA after the military is a natural option for veterans.  Veterans have experience in leading teams, managing risk, and problem solving in complex environments.  Pairing these skills with a high-powered degree like an MBA can provide veterans with a bright career trajectory after they leave the military. Find… Read more »

Maryland Protects Veterans

Maryland First State to Protect Veterans from College Profiteering

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 »