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National Guard & Reserve Education Benefits

Veteran Education Benefits for the National Guard and Reserve There are two basic ways to serve in uniform; commit to a full-time, active duty service commitment or choose part-time service as a member of the National Guard or Reserve. Those who choose the Guard or Reserve learn their military benefits–especially education benefits–aren’t as generous as…

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Application Guide for Active Duty & Veterans

Active Duty & Veterans’ Post 9/11 GI Bill Application Guide The Post 9/11 GI Bill is one of the most important military benefits you can earn. This guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the application form and submit it to claim your Post 9.11 GI Bill benefits. This is not a guide…

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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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VA Benefits: How to Add or Remove Dependents with VA Form 21-686c

Have you gotten married or experienced other changes in your family since you applied for benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs?  If you are a retired or separated military member who has had a change in marital status, family size, or similar circumstances, you’ll need to update VA records to include information about those…

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Post 9/11 GI Bill

Post 9/11 GI Bill Eligibility Percentages Explained

How does the VA determine whether you are eligible for 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill entitlement or not? This is an important question since those who do not qualify for 100% of the GI Bill may still attend college using this VA education benefit but may need to pay some of the expenses out-of-pocket because…

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VA Education Benefits Under The National Call-To-Service Program

Have you performed a period of national service by joining the military under the VA National Call To Service program or NCS? You may qualify for VA education benefits through NCS. This program is intended for those who need an alternative to the Montgomery GI Bill, and is offered under specific qualifying circumstances, as we’ll…

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Cost-of-Living Increases For Montgomery GI Bill, Dependent Education Benefits

If you are attending classes on the Montgomery GI Bill or the VA Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program, you will see an increase in your monthly payments starting in October 2022, thanks to the annual Cost of Living Adjustment or COLA. COLA changes for the Post 9/11 GI Bill are already in effect, those…

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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 business owners or entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship training…

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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 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. Learn more.

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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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