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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

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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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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New 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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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 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

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 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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In-state Tuition for Military Veteran Children & Dependents

Military children are eligible for in-state college tuition under different circumstances than their civilian counterparts. Read more.

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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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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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