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Education Benefits For Veterans

Military education benefits vary for active duty, veterans, spouses, and dependents. If you have retired or separated from military service you have options that may not be open to other applicants, or you may have benefits that active-duty servicemembers also enjoy but not in quite the same way. What do you need to know about…

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2022-2023 GI Bill Tuition Rates Out Now!

If you are planning to take courses in the Fall 2022 term, then you need to know how much your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits will pay. The 2022-2023 GI Bill rates are the best place to start. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) just released the maximum tuition and fee rates for the upcoming academic…

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Lesser-Known GI Bill Benefits

Lesser-Known GI Bill Benefits Entrepreneurship Training Pilot Training Veteran Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) Correspondence Training Foreign Programs Independent and Distance Learning Non-College Degree Programs Entrepreneurship Training Want to start a business? Already have your own business? Eligible patrons can use their GI Bill benefits for training to become a business owner or entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship…

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VA Approved Flight Training: An Overview

Looking at VA Approved Flight Training You probably already know that your VA education benefits can help pay for flight training. However, you may not have any details about how it all works. For example, you may be wondering, Can the GI Bill be used to pay for flight training? Are there VA approved flight…

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Survivors & Dependents VA Education Benefits

VA Education Benefits for Survivors & Dependents The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides education benefits to dependents and survivors of our nation’s heroes. The Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program, also known as Chapter 35 Benefits, can be used to pay for college, vocational schools, certification tests, and apprenticeships, among other things. Eligibility…

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The Best GI Bill® Schools

You Earned It, Use It Wisely – 6 of the Best GI Bill Schools You earned it and you deserve it. Utilize your GI Bill at a great school for a quality education. Here are 6 of the Best GI Bill Schools. Features of the Best GI Bill Schools The following features are common practices…

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Howard University Now Offering Loans to Veterans

Howard University is now offering student veterans an interest-free loan of $3,000 after an investigation revealed that the prestigious D.C. university lost its accreditation. Students are required to repay the loan by December 14, 2021, which is the end of the fall semester. However, some students may not be able to pay the loan back…

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Tips for Using the GI Bill

8 Tips for Using the GI Bill

Thinking about using the GI Bill? We have summarized guidelines provided by The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Read how to use the GI Bill at CollegeRecon.

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GI Bill and Veteran Education Benefits Changes in 2021

Signed into law on January 5th, 2021, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvements Act of 2020 will make several significant changes to your existing benefits programs. Here are the changes that will affect your GI Bill and veterans education benefits next year.

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GI Bill Update: 48 Month Rule

Important GI Bill Update: 48-Month Rule

On October 28, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sent emails to those of us who have used, are using, or are eligible to use the GI Bill, notifying us of big changes to the “48-Month Rule” that has applied to some veteran students and beneficiaries.

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UA Aquires Ashford University

University of Arizona Acquires For-Profit Ashford University

UA Acquires For-Profit Institution of Higher Learning, 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. In reality, the company that owned Ashford,…

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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…

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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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