Tag: education

Obama Budget Proposal Restricts GI Bill Funding to For-Profit Colleges

“More and more veterans are enrolling in high-cost for-profit programs of questionable quality, while the share of veterans enrolling in community colleges and state universities is shrinking,” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said in a statement last July. “While the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill was designed to expand educational opportunities for our veterans and service members, I am concerned that it is primarily expanding the…

GI Bill Kickers By Military Branch

Air National Guard College Fund or (MGIB-SR) GI Bill Kicker The Air National Guard (MGIB-SR) Kicker pays up to an additional $350 a month while attending college (or other approved technical school). Paid as a stipend, this incentive pays up to $12,600 over a period of 36 months. Army Reserve GI Bill and Kicker The Army Reserve offers a Selected…

Sharpen Your Skills before Transitioning

Has it been a few years since you’ve tackled an algebra or geometry problem? How about chemistry? When was the last time you wrote an essay? For veterans and transitioning service members who are considering college, the thought of facing any of these subjects might be enough to dissuade them from pursuing their education. That’s why the Department of Defense,…

Convert Military Experience into a Civilian Career

Transitioning into a civilian career after years in the military may seem like a daunting task, but there are a lot of great resources available that you can use to help the transition go smoothly. O*Net – O*Net Online enables you to match your Military Occupation Classification (MOC) with similar occupations in the civilian workforce. For example, if you are…

The Veterans’ Opportunity to Work Act and the certified federal job search training program

The Veterans’ Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act is a bipartisan, bicameral, comprehensive legislation that seeks to lower the unemployment rate among veterans. In light of the Act’s provisions and associated goals, the Certified Federal Job Search Trainer (CFJST) Program is more critical than ever: through teaching Ten Steps to a Federal Job® at your Veterans’ Employment Center, you will be…

Service Unique Education Transcripts

Army For everything you want to know about the free AARTS transcript (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System), go to http://aarts.army.mil. This free transcript includes your military training, your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), and college level examination scores with the college credit recommended for those experiences. It is a valuable asset that you should provide to your college or your employer…

National Guard Education Benefits

It’s a common misconception that only career military personnel receive the really good benefits. It’s simply not true, and for proof, here are some of the great education benefits available to members of the National Guard. Federal Tuition Assistance The Guard can pay up to 100% of your college tuition and general fees, up to $4,500 per year—that’s up to…

Why Education is a Smart Investment

Headlines scream arguments against higher education almost daily, with messages about generations of students swallowed up by student loan debt and soaring unemployment rates. You might have friends or family who say a college degree is a worthless piece of paper. If you’re wondering whether the time and money spent on your education is well spent, consider these points. Worthless? …