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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

Will the Coming Election Change US Middle East Policy?

Veterans' College Enrollments Swell Under Post-9/11 GI Bill

By Hal Bernton
The Seattle Times, Seattle, Wash.

VANCOUVER, Wash. —

Brad Matera is an Afghan war veteran, an Army medic who got cut loose from the service last spring amid a broader downsizing of the military.

Matera, 22, looked for full-time work to support his wife and infant son, but found few prospects for a decent-paying job. Continue Reading

Earning Your Degree While Serving – An Interview with a Marine Vet

Service To School: Helping Veterans Get Into Top Schools

By Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu
Forbes

After serving in Iraq together, Tim Hsia and Augusto Giacoman returned home to pursue graduate degrees. Hsia enrolled in a joint law and business degree program at Stanford University in 2010, while Giacoman started business school at New York University in 2009. Both officers’ educations were mostly funded by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, a bill that provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Continue Reading

Here’s How Much Extra Pay Military Retirees Are Likely to Get with the COLA Increase

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 Continue Reading

Here’s How Much Extra Pay Military Retirees Are Likely to Get with the COLA Increase

The More You Know: Transitioning From Military Life

Kelly Ryan is American Military University’s Midwest Education Coordinator, which means she spends her days working with servicemembers and their families who are making the change from military to civilian life. For some, the transition can be discouraging as they’re faced with new decisions to make and new paths to follow.

As Kelly notes in this informative article for Military Spouse, many of those decisions involve education: where to go to school, what to study, how to sign up, and, of course, how to pay for it. Continue Reading

Here’s How Much Extra Pay Military Retirees Are Likely to Get with the COLA Increase