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How to Move from Serving to Studying

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Did you know that more veterans than ever are using their education benefits? In fact, nationwide, the number of veterans using these benefits increased by about 67 percent between 2012 and 2009. Taking advantage of these benefits is a great way to help ensure a successful transition back to civilian life and work toward long-term goals. From college classes to on-the-job training, a world of educational opportunities awaits veterans and their families, as does a range of benefits to help fund those opportunities. Do Your Research Start by learning all you can about the key Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)..


Three Things You May Not Know About Financial Aid For Veterans

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Financial aid for veterans is money provided by the federal government, normally in the form of non-repayable grants, to assist veterans in transitioning into civilian life by allowing them to purchase property or re-enter education. You Still Qualify For Federal Student Aid Even if you are receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, you can still receive federal student aid as well. If you would like to apply for federal student aid, then you will have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can save yourself some time by making sure you gather all the documents..


What Are Some of the Best Career Options for Military Spouses?

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If you are the spouse of an Active Duty Service Member, you may be eligible for up to $4,000 of Financial Assistance from the Department of Defense. This scholarship grant encourages spouses of military personnel to pursue education, training, licenses, certificates, and degrees leading to employment in so-called “Portable Career Fields.”   This means that, even if you have to move every few years due to the military lifestyle, you can pursue your own career without having to worry about the financial burden of going back to college. In this article, we will be looking at what career and study..


Best Websites For Veterans Seeking Jobs

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The educational funding offered to veterans under the GI Bill gives them access to the education they need to pursue civilian careers after their time in the military. In addition to that funding, there is a useful set of resources available online to support veterans as they apply for new positions. In this article we will be looking at five of the best websites for veterans seeking jobs.   1. Military.com - Military.com hosts the “largest veteran job board in the world” as part of its careers section. In addition to hosting job posts, Military.com also helps individuals search for specific..


4 Tips For Veterans Returning To Education

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Returning to education can be a difficult experience for most people. If you are a veteran returning to civilian life that difficulty can be increased by the unique challenges veterans face, including feelings of isolation, lack of confidence and coping without the structure provided by the military.   Here at Northwest Career College, we are committed to providing the best educational opportunities possible for our country’s veterans, from providing advice on VA Funding to educational support on our courses. As part of that commitment we’ve put together these four tips for veterans returning to education.   1. Take full advantage..


The Benefits Of Going Back To School As A Veteran

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It can be difficult to make the transition back to civilian life after a career in the military. One of the ways to ease that transition is to take advantage of the VA education and training benefits to return to education and acquire new skills. Despite the unique challenges faced by veterans, studies indicate that they earn their degrees at a similar rate to non-veterans. But a degree isn’t the only advantage of returning to education, in this article we’ll look at some of the other benefits associated with going back to school as a veteran. Benefits for Veterans Easing..


Does The GI Bill Offer Veterans Educational Opportunities?

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Veterans often face unique challenges, including deployments, costs, age differences, family responsibilities and full-time employment, that may affect their ability to return to college. However, a recent survey has shown that, overwhelmingly, those veterans who are taking advantage of the education benefits of the GI Bill are completing their degrees and excelling in their chosen careers. A Path To Educational Success The Student Veterans of America (SVA) analysis examined randomly selected records for one million GI Bill beneficiaries, over a period of eight years, representing around 22% of the veteran population that received educational benefits during that time.   Of..


The Evolution Of The GI Bill

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For many U.S. service members, the GI Bill® provides vital funding toward education, along with a host of other benefits, such as access to vocational rehabilitation programs, educational counseling and the opportunity for veterans to pass on their GI Bill® benefits to their dependants.   The current GI Bill®, also known as the “Forever GI Bill® was signed into law in 2017 and represents the most recent in a series of legislative attempts to provide veterans with access to affordable education. The Inception of the GI Bill® In the aftermath of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was determined to..


What Are VA Education And Training Benefits?

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Veterans Association, or VA, benefits are a range of financial programs aimed at providing, among other things, educational and training support for currently serving and ex-servicemembers. VA benefits can help you cover the cost of furthering your education and skills through financial aid towards tuition, housing, training, and other related expenses.   The VA education and training benefits you may be eligible for depends on your term of service. Listed below are those programs designed to provide educational and training support and their eligibility requirements. What Will VA Education And Training Benefits Cover? There are several different programs that you..