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More People Eligible for Pell Grants than Expected

By Reyna Gobel
Contributor to Forbes

For the majority of Americans who don’t think they qualify for Federal Pell Grants, the federal grant known for helping low-income students, it’s easy for them to think that financial aid beyond student loans won’t happen for them. Thus, they may skip filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) out of fear it’s just a fast track to student loans. Continue Reading

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Military Spouses: You May Be Eligible for a MyCAA Scholarship

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

If you’re the spouse of an active-duty service member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2 or the spouse of an activated Guard or Reserve member within those ranks, you’re eligible to receive funds from the federal government’s Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.

But less than 20% of you are using that money. Continue Reading

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Obama Addresses Free College Education in State of the Union Speech

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

President Obama spoke the words “education” or “educational” four times during last night’s State of the Union address. If that number seems a little low, know that it came attached to a big proposal.

Among the many items on his agenda that the president spoke about was America’s College Promise – a proposal that would allow students to attend community college free for two years, saving up to $7,600 in the process. Continue Reading

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