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When Both Spouses Are Studying

By Rebecca Alwine
Alumna, American Military University

With the ability to transfer GI Bill benefits to spouses, often both the spouse and the service member are in school at the same time. With the op tempo slowing down, there is a perceived notion that military life is more stable, dull, and family friendly. It simply isn’t true. Continue Reading

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

Student Veterans Avoid Reduced Housing Allowance. For Now.

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the House Armed Services Committee worked hard last week to prevent veteran students on the GI Bill from losing some of their basic housing allowances.

Despite all the lobbying, however, the collaboration among organizations and committees accomplished only a temporary fix. Continue Reading

My VA Home Loan Experience (Part One)

Online Education Is Here to Stay

By Matthew C. Peeling

Online education is here to stay and in a big way.

Many critics speak about the credibility of online education. They speak about how online schools are taking advantage of students. They speak about how online universities are degrading the traditional education system.

But the fact is that private for-profit and non-profit online education systems are a rapidly growing industry. Continue Reading

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

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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My VA Home Loan Experience (Part One)