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Military Spouses: A Scholarship Is Waiting for You

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

You’re the spouse of a servicemember, and you’re considering going to college (or going back to college). But how do you pay for it?

As it turns out, there are lots of ways to help pay the freight that won’t come out of your back pocket. Scholarships to help military spouses pay for school are all over the place…that is, if you know where to look. Continue Reading

Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill

5 Books Every Veteran Should Read Before Starting a Business

By Aaron Saari
Special to In Military Education – Military1.com

Okay, time to talk tools. I’ve seen articles all over the internet discussing the qualities that make veterans great business owners (I’ve even written some myself). But the question I hear the most is, “Where do I start?” Good entrepreneurs know self-education is a crucial cornerstone of their success. Continue Reading

APUS Veterans Center Celebrates Its First Year of Providing Services for Veterans

If You're a Student, You May Be Eligible for a $2,500 Tax Credit

By Troy Onink
Contributor to Forbes

Taxpayers who paid qualified college tuition and fee expenses in 2014 may be able to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) worth up to $2,500 per eligible child. Despite repeated calls for simplifying education tax incentives, frequent legislation submitted in Congress and ongoing confusion between taxpayers and the IRS about how and when to claim the various education tax credits, no one has succeeded in simplifying the mess, yet. The good news? The credit is available through 2017. That means $10,000 of tax savings per child in the next four years. Following are the rules to claim the credit properly, with links to the forms and instructions.

Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill

Black Friday: Tips from a Seasoned Shopper

By Liam M. Truchard
The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)

It can be treacherous, confusing, and even slightly dangerous to go shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

The number of sales seem overwhelming…was that a Black Friday bargain or a Shop Local deal or, for gosh sakes, web only!?!

Deep breath. Trust me, we can do this. Here are some strategies from a savvy holiday-week shopper:

KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

Not as silly as it sounds. Continue Reading

Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill

How Will You Retire? Half of Us Have Nothing Saved, and Many Others Far Too Little

By Paul Grimaldi
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)

Nancy Hardendorf is about to step into the great unknown for middle-class Americans: retirement.

“I think everybody is afraid … you never think that there’s going to be enough [money],” said Hardendorf, an administrator at Johnson & Wales University.

As many of her friends have retired over the last few years, Hardendorf began wondering whether it was time to quit her job as the university’s director of parent programs and begin a more relaxed life. Continue Reading

Why Saying “Thank You for Your Service” Offends Some Veterans

Which Educational Benefits Are You Entitled To As a Veteran?

Veterans of the United States armed forces are eligible for a wide range of federal and state educational benefits. However, knowing which ones you’re entitled to and how to apply for them can be confusing.

Writer Ann Carrns helps point you in the right direction in this New York Times article:

After Military Service, Taking Advantage of Educational Benefits

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Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill