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UA Aquires Ashford University

University of Arizona Acquires For-Profit Ashford University

The University of Arizona has acquired for-profit Ashford University, with the aims to develop it into a non-profit that will now be the University of Arizona Global Campus. The Tucson-based university announced the deal as a purchase of $1. This move comes as UA has been expanding their online presence, and it is not one that everyone is happy about. Find out why.

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Veteran Education Benefits: VA’s FAQ’s

VA FAQ’s: Covid and Education Benefits For many of you, the fall semester has started and you may have some questions regarding conflicts between your school’s response to COVID-19 and your VA education benefits. This is a summary of all the FAQs the VA has answered and posted online. On March 21, 2020, President Trump… Read more »

GI Bill Extensions and COVID-19

GI Bill Extensions Available Due to COVID-19

GI Bill Extensions Available Due to COVID-19 ATTENTION GI Bill Beneficiaries: Thanks to the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 and Public Law 116-140, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been authorized to extend the eligibility periods for students who were pursuing a course of instruction with their GI Bill benefits when their school… 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.

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 »

New Protections For Student Veterans During Covid-19

New Protections for Student Veterans During Covid-19

Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 On April 28th, 2020, the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 was signed into law by President Trump. The bill was introduced in late-March by Representative Mark Takano (D-CA-41) and gathered widespread support by many in Congress over the past few weeks. The law addresses education programs… Read more »

GI Bill Myths

6 GI Bill Myths Debunked

Don’t miss out on maximizing your GI Bill opportunities because you believe one of these 6 myths. We debunk these GI Bill myths so that you can make the most of your military education benefits.

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VET TEC Possible Program Expansion

Technology is something we cannot live without in today’s society. We are dazzled, delighted, and inundated by it, and it reaches into nearly every aspect of our lives. These days, most kids seem to have IT skills innately woven into their DNA. I watch in awe as my children program on Minecraft, create their own… Read more »

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Finding The Right College When Using Your GI Bill

Finding The Right College When You Are Using Your GI Bill If you are a service member or veteran, you could be making plans to use your GI Bill. As you are trying to figure out what you want to do, you might be overwhelmed with your options. Which school would be best? Where can… Read more »

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VA Suspends Education Benefits At These 5 Schools

The Department of Veterans Affairs Is Suspending Educational Benefits According to a Military Times article, the Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending educational benefits for new students at 5 universities: University of Phoenix Colorado Technical University American InterContinental University Bellevue University Temple University The VA is doing this because the schools have violated US law… Read more »

Corona's Impact on GI Bill

Congress to Stop Coronavirus’ Impact on GI Bill Rates

Update 03/21/2020: The legislation to protect veterans from the impact of campus closures has been signed by President Trump, thus safeguarding GI Bill benefits (Housing Stipend) from being reduced for veterans who were forced to take classes online due to the coronavirus. House and Senate lawmakers have introduced bills that could stop the impact of… Read more »

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Why Going To College After Military Service Is A Smart Choice

Why Going To College After Military Service Is A Smart Choice As your time in service is coming to an end, you might be wondering if college is the right choice for you or if you should go straight into the workforce. There seems to be a lot of options for you at the moment…. Read more »

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GI Bill Housing Payments Going Up For Some Online Classes

Full MHA Rates For Hybrid Classes With The Post 9/11 GI Bill Starts Now As of August 15th, 2019, hybrid classes will now be eligible for the full MHA (Monthly Housing Allowance) rates for housing with your Post 9/11 GI Bill. This will apply for classes that start Aug 15th, 2019 or later. It is… Read more »

Post 9/11 GI Bill Payment Rates Change

Post-9/11 GI Bill Payment Rate Changes For 2019-2020

On August 1st, 2019, Post-9/11 GI Bill payment rates changes will go into effect for the 2019-2020 school year. The rates change each year to keep up with the average cost of undergraduate tuition rate changes in the US. These amounts below are for those who receive 100% of their Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33),… Read more »

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Verify GI Bill Eligibility: A Checklist

Not all programs are created equal.  You’ll want to make sure that your degree program is GI Bill eligible.  Schools aren’t “GI Bill approved”, but degree programs must be.  Make sure to verify that your degree program is GI Bill eligible. Verify GI Bill Eligibility of Your Degree Program There are a couple of key points… Read more »

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Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer Changes Delayed

One great aspect of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, was the ability to transfer to your spouse or dependents.  Up until this week, the changes with GI Transferability were due to take place on July 12, 2019. However, the Post 9/11 GI Bill transfer changes have been delayed to January 12, 2020. Giving six more… Read more »

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Get A SMART Start On Your Education

Are you thinking about what’s next after the military? Planning your transition and reintegration can be daunting, but there are some steps you can take to make the process less stressful and increase your chances for a successful civilian life. Planning For Change Practically speaking, planning a career change is not unlike a planning military… Read more »

GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility

The GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility

The process for getting your GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is relatively easy. There’s one thing you definitely need to remember. Submit your “Application for VA Education Benefits” well before you fully enroll in school. Why Do You Need To Submit GI Bill COE Early? The VA clearly states that the process takes up… Read more »

GI Bill Certification

Lessons Learned: Certify Your GI Bill Eligibility

In this series of articles I have covered many of the lessons I learned the hard way – through personal experience. The tips and tricks I have learned will help you navigate the process and “red tape” of military and veteran education benefits. For this article I am going dive a bit deeper into an… Read more »

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Lessons Learned: Dealing with GI Bill Glitches

This article will focus on how to deal with the GI Bill process issues you may face. But, before I start, I want to make it clear I am not VA bashing. The VA accomplishes great things with limited funding, short staffing, and often antiquated systems. When I started earning my degree, I encountered several… Read more »

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Lessons Learned: Getting the Most from Your GI Bill

This series of articles focuses on the lessons I learned that will help you get the very most from your military and veteran education benefits. Most service members and veterans are unaware that using their education benefits wisely can unlock unlimited education and career opportunities. Multiple Uses For the GI Bill In fact, you can… Read more »

GI Bill Coding Bootcamps

VA Approved Coding Bootcamps

Information about VA approved coding bootcamps that accept GI Bill and other veteran benefits programs. Included is a list of coding bootcamps that are GI Bill eligible along with other VA benefits. The roster of GI Bill approved coding schools should grow now with the Forever GI Bill and an ongoing emphasis on technology based… Read more »

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How To Get Your Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides you with assistance for tuition and fees, gives a monthly housing allowance to those who qualify, and gives an annual books and supplies stipend.  Here we explain how to get your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. RELATED: Calculate Your BAH with Our BAH Calculator How To Get Your Post 9/11… Read more »

Vet Tec GI Bill

VET TEC GI Bill Program: What You Need to Know

VET TEC (Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses) is a Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program for GI Bill® eligible Veterans. VET TEC will help veterans, like you, start a career as a Cyber Warrior. The training provided through this program is set up for basic IT skills, but those same skills can also be… Read more »

GI Bill Housing Payment

GI Bill Payment Dates and Rates

GI Bill payment rates are based on each school year. They will be sent from August 1st of one year to July 31st of the next. GI Bill Housing Payment Dates GI Bill housing payment dates usually occur at the beginning of each month. These are different than GI Bill payments which are sent directly to… Read more »