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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

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding

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

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

Tips on Preparing for Military Transition From a Marine Veteran

Leave No Veteran Behind Helps Vets in Debt

Research shows that the average student loan debt of veterans hovers around $56,000. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 hovers near 21 percent.

That combination of high student loan debt and few jobs has certainly been troublesome for some military veterans. As author Hayley Fox points out in this article for TakePart, military programs exist to help those in educational debt, but gaps in coverage remain, and the system can be confusing and hard to navigate.

The good news: the non-profit Leave No Veteran Behind.

Nonprofit Pays Off Educational Debt for Vets Uncle Sam Can't Help

Tips on Preparing for Military Transition From a Marine Veteran