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Career Opportunities for Veterans

If you are retiring or separating from the military and are considering your college degree options, choosing the right degree is an important step. There are so many career fields that reward those with military experience. Will your college degree or certificate program lead you to higher earnings and better opportunity?

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VA Education Benefits For Surviving Spouses and Dependents

Surviving spouses and dependents of military veterans may be eligible for VA benefits to further their education. Below, you’ll find a variety of VA education options spouses and school-age dependents can use to help pay for college or other higher education opportunities. There are several options for spouses and college-age children who are survivors of…

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Military Education Guides

Education Guides for Military, Veterans, and Their Families Download your education guide today to better understand your benefits and start your education journey! Active Duty Education Guide   Veterans’ & Retirees’ Education Guide   Spouse & Dependents’ Education Guide      

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Stetson University Scholarships

Stetson University Transfer Scholarship Stetson University, a Florida university founded in 1883, is offering a full-tuition scholarship for transfer students valued at over $200,000! Stetson’s Transfer Beyond Scholarship Stetson created the Transfer Beyond Scholarship to recognize their high-achieving transfer students. The scholarship is a nationally-recognized and highly competitive award that covers full tuition and fees.…

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GI Bill Extension: The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

If you are pursuing higher education in an in-demand technical field, you may qualify for an extension of your federal military education benefits thanks to a program called the Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship. Technically speaking, this isn’t so much an extension of the GI Bill as it is a program meant to enhance it.

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When Your School Closes: The Veterans Eligible to Transfer School (VETS) Credit Act

UPDATE: The VA official site reports that the Veterans Eligible to Transfer Schools (VETS) Credit Act offers an alternatibe application process for those who need to explore their options for restoration of entitlement. According to VA.gov, “For any covered closure or disapproval after December 27, 2022, you do not need to enroll in a new…

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Guide For Spouses and Dependents

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a military education benefit dependents and spouses can have transferred to them by an active duty parent or spouse to use to get a college degree, certification, or license through an approved program. How can spouses and college-age dependents (military-speak for the children of the military member) access this…

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Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

The Department of Veterans Affairs offered an education benefit to veterans called VEAP. the Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program. Qualifying veterans were be eligible for a 2-to-1 matching contribution from the government for education benefits. This program offered money for tuition and certain fees for VA-approved programs. Depending on the amount of the student’s VEAP contributions,…

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

Update 3/1/2024: The Department of Veterans Affairs has modified its official site to help expedite applications like the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship. VA.gov advises all applicants to sign in via ID.me, MyHealtheVet, DS Logon, or Login.gov before completing application forms. This is because the system has been modified to allow the VA to auto-fill…

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Hip Pocket Scholarships: 2-Year, 3-Year, and 4-Year

If you are in the Army, you may be looking for a way to move forward in your career. The Army’s Hip Pocket Scholarships are one way to go.

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VA Form 22-5490 Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits Step-By-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide to filling out VA Form 22-5490, Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits. This is the form required for both dependents and spouses to apply for Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance (DEA) or the Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship. Read More: Survivors and Dependents’ VA Education Benefits Read More: The…

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Biden Cancels up to $20k in Student Loan Debt, for Some

The Biden Student Loan Debt Relief Plan On August 24th, 2022, the Biden administration announced their plan to provide relief from student loan debt for eligible students. The proposal focuses on three specific challenges faced by holders of student loans. Targeted Debt Relief First, targeted debt relief will provide up to $20,000 in debt cancellation.…

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The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

A Pell Grant can help lower college costs, but not everyone qualifies. However, the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant may be able to help. Learn more.

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Active Duty Degrees: Army IgnitED

The Army IgnitED program allows Soldiers to form their own unique educational pathway. Get your degree on active duty today!

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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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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

The Coast Guard Volunteer Education Program offers tailored degree and education programs to help members achieve their goals. Learn more.

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Military Service Could Eliminate Student Loan Debt with PSLF

New changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program allows military service to count for student loan forgiveness applications. Learn more.

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Law Guarantees In-State Tuition for Survivors & Dependents

A new law grants in-state tuition to Survivors and Dependents using Chapter 35 benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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There is a New Update to MyCAA

The criteria for the MyCAA scholarship has been updated. Find out if you qualify for the program at CollegeRecon.

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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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Air Force Restores the Cap on the Air Force 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.

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Top Schools for Utilizing Military Tuition Assistance Benefits

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.

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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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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.

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