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Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) & Dependent Payments Increase Oct 2021

For Veterans using the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), on October 1, 2021, your benefit payments are set to increase by an average of 2.6% over the previous year’s rates. MGIB Active Duty – Chapter 30 In 2020, the rate for a full-time student was $2,122, while a half-time student received $1061. The new rates for…

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Best Online Colleges for Veterans

Best Online Colleges for Veterans Not all colleges are created equal! Get a fantastic education and a great degree at one of the Best Online Colleges for Veterans. Distinguishing the Best Online Colleges for Veterans Online colleges often get a bad rap as being “degree mills.” Problems with degrees from these pay-to-play degree mills include…

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Battlefields to Ballfields Scholarships for Veterans

Over the last ten years or so, social and political pressure elevated veteran issues into the national conversation. Veterans were returning from war, leaving the service, and facing the unparalleled challenge of reintegrating into society. Battlefields to Ballfields However, organizations are stepping up to the plate and offering assistance to the veteran community. One such…

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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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Ensuring Educational Opportunities for Disabled Veterans

In November of 2020, U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced legislation seeking to improve the requirements for America’s disabled service members attempting to receive federal financial aid. The Honor Our Nation’s Oath to Remember (HONOR) Our Veterans’ Sacrifice A seeks to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 by updating the definition of untaxed income and benefits by excluding veterans benefits, to include VA Disability Compensation, from the list of benefits required by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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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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Combat Engineer Civilian Jobs – Jobs After the Military

All of the skills you acquire while serving in the military as a combat engineer, can help with future careers in the civilian world. Jobs for Combat Engineering Veterans Here are a few civilian jobs after serving in the military as an engineer (Combat Engineer, Construction, Electrician, Etc).  These job descriptions include salary information, education…

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Special Operations Forces Jobs after the Military

Each of the military branches have special operations forces units.  There are a lot of skills that those serving in the special operations forces can bring to a post-military career. Specific careers can also be a perfect fit and would be worth pursuing. Here are a few of them:

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Building Your Veteran Network

Finding and connecting with other veterans is an integral part of life after service. However sometimes, it can be hard when spread out and not living on a centralized military base. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some useful organizations to help you connect with likeminded veterans to help in the transition after service. Make…

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University of Wisconsin Parkside Offers Diversity To Veterans

Wisconsin Parkside Offerings For Student Veterans

Ranked as the most diverse campus within the University of Wisconsin system, the University of Wisconsin Parkside campus prides itself on being an easily relatable campus for student veterans. Why is that? Their campus is comprised of students of all ages. Here’s a look into UW Parkside to see what’s going on on campus to…

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