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Did you just get out of the military recently and are looking for a rewarding career that doesn’t require four years of education? If so, these six healthcare degrees might interest you. Why the healthcare field? Because as the U.S. population ages, there will be an ever increasing need for healthcare professionals. If you were […]

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Around August 1st each year, changes happen to the Post 9/11 GI Bill. While most changes are minor, some changes can be major and are ones you should be aware of.  Tuition and the monthly housing allowance changes for the 2013/2014 academic year started on August 1st. Tuition The maximum tuition and eligible fee cap […]

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I want to use this story as a case study on how to prevent other veteran students from getting stuck with a giant tuition bill while using the Post 9/11 GI Bill. In the story, Oller said that he “assumed the GI Bill covered all fees at any state school” and only found out it […]

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On August 1, the Post 9/11 GI Bill turned four years old. Since its inception in 2009, it has paid out over $30 billion in payments to nearly 1 million service members, veterans and their families. Along the way, we have seen many changes to the original Post 9/11 GI Bill, but perhaps the greatest […]

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What Is Wrong with the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)? That was a fundamental question the House of Representative subcommittee asked. Out of the 114,098 applications that have been approved, only 58,225, or about 51% at the time of this writing, are actually enrolled in a training program. As a result of their findings, the […]

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