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By Debra Wales
Military Outreach Education Coordinator, American Public University System

In addition to using Tuition Assistance (TA) or your GI Bill to fund your education, you have the option of using a PELL Grant. What is a PELL Grant? It’s a Federal Grant usually awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree and unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. The grant money given to you is based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

By Gordon Block – Watertown Daily Times
Special to In Military Education

A new tool for military personnel and veterans to compare the value of their GI Bill benefits at schools across the country was launched Tuesday.

The website, http://wdt.me/GI-Comparison-Tool, breaks down the amount of tuition and fee assistance covered, along with housing allowance and book stipend, based on the soldier’s length of service and subsequent eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

In this special Veteran’s Day podcast, we talk with George Vukovich, Associate Vice President, Strategic Relations: Veterans, to discuss issues facing Veterans today, and how you can overcome them. George addresses numerous issues facing our veterans – underemployment, unemployment and the value of education.

by Bradley Hood
Contributor, InMilitaryEducation.com

As the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan winds down, and with sequestration and downsizing in full force, there has been some concern over the future of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The current GI Bill has received a lot of praise for its superiority over previous incarnations – historically however, all benefits have had an expiration, and some are questioning when the Post 9/11 will meet this same fate. Regarding this, I have seen numerous articles posted about the importance of accountability.

by Bradley Hood
Contributor, InMilitaryEducation.com

In a previous post I discussed the ability that 9/11 GI bill eligible individuals have to transfer their benefit to a dependent. I have been meaning to discuss other benefits available to military spouses, but have taken a bit of time because I am still new to the world of dependent benefits. Recently my wife and I came across MyCAA, which stands for Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts.

by Bradley Hood
Contributor, InMilitaryEducation.com

As of the time I am writing this, there are only a few days left to apply for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). Because I am not eligible to use VRAP, I was not aware of this program until now, and I regret that I did not get a chance to write on it earlier. This is an excellent opportunity for veterans who are eligible, and provides 12 months of training for unemployed veterans.

By Cid Standifer, Stars and Stripes – Special to InMilitaryEducation.com
Amid budget struggles that earlier this year threatened to kill tuition assistance for active duty servicemembers altogether, the Air Force has pushed back applications for this academic year and given commanders veto power over airmen’s classes.