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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

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding

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

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Filling Out the FAFSA

By Reyna Gobel
Contributor to Forbes

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing most families can do to get last-minute college funding help.  That’s why over 20 million people filled it out last year. However, there are big mistakes families can make that can cost them oodles of money. Continue Reading

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding

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

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding

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

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding