Military Dependents

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Update

The Army Emergency Relief (AER) program offers an annual scholarship: the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program. This is a need-based scholarship established to assist children of Army Soldiers obtain their first undergraduate degree. Learn more.

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10 Scholarships for Marines and Their Families

Scholarships for Marines and Their Families Going to college or seeking a professional certification or license can be a costly endeavor. Luckily, there are scholarship opportunities for Marines, their children, and their spouses. Check out these ten scholarship opportunities that can help you pressure your career goals. THE MARINE RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (MARINE ROTC)… Read more »

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Sending Your Child to College During Covid-19

Sending Your Child to College During Covid-19 The transition to campus life is a milestone military kids tend to excel at. Family separations and frequent moves have made them adaptable, mature, and resourceful. Spending four years on the same college campus without having to change schools is a prospect many find awesome. Suddenly they’ve found… Read more »

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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… 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.

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What I Wish I’d Known Before: Transferring GI Bill Benefits to a Dependent

Transferring GI Bill to Dependent: A Personal Account Perhaps you are an Airman whose wife wants to go back to school and get her Master’s degree. Maybe you are a senior in high school contemplating a four-year university whose mom is a Marine. Regardless of the type of higher or supplemental education being sought, finding… Read more »

GI Bill Horror Story

Dependent’s Post-9/11 GI Bill Horror Story

If one of your parents has served in the military and can receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, they might be able to transfer those benefits to you. That way, you can pay for college to get the education you want. However, sometimes things can go wrong. Here’s one person’s GI Bill horror story.

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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… Read more »