Paying For School

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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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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FAFSA Changes Coming: Good & Bad

Analysis of Changes Coming for FAFSA On July 1, 2023, there will be big changes in 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 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  While many policy…

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Navy and Air Force Tuition Assistance

List of Navy & Air Force Tuition Assistance 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.

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Air Force Tuition Assistance Cap Cut

Air Force Cuts the Cap on the Air Force Tuition Assistance

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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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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computer science scholarships

Computer Science Scholarships

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…

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psychology scholarships

Psychology Scholarships List

There are many different ways you can go after getting your degree in Psychology, from getting your master’s to your doctorate and more. Here is a list of scholarships for those majoring in Psychology or going into the field in some way.

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Education Savings Act for Military Families

Did you know that by the time most military children complete secondary school, they will have switched schools between six to nine times? According to the DoDEA, this is true, and it is three times more frequently than non-military families. You can probably relate to this with your own military children. This Education Savings Act…

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Military Spouse’s College Guide to Going Back to School

Going back to college can be the right choice for a lot of military spouses, but there is a lot of information out there and you can become a little overwhelmed. Here is a military spouse’s guide to going back to school to help you on your way. As a military spouse, you may have…

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military scholarships to apply for this fall

Scholarships To Apply For This Fall For Military and Veterans

With school starting again soon, you might be worried that it is too late to apply for scholarships. The truth is, there are quite a few you can apply for this fall. Here is a list of scholarships for military, veterans and their families for Fall 2019. Scholarships For Fall 2019 These scholarships are not…

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Bill Would Erase Student Loans for 100% Disabled Veterans

Student debt has been in the news a lot recently and a new bill has been proposed to automatically erase student loan debt for veterans who are “totally and permanently” disabled. US senators, Jack Reed (D-RI,) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA,) have introduced S.2049, a bill that would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965. Erase…

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