Dear Service Members:
If you are a United States Military Service Member...or qualified 'support staff, active,reserve,etc. you need to know the information below which lists your various Military Benefits.
I cannot emphasize ENOUGH how important it is for you to take full advantage of WHAT IS DUE YOU! You've EARNED each and every thing the government offers to you (and a great deal MORE, in my opinion!) and you should CLAIM YOUR BENEFITS...Especially the educational ones for younger men and women.
I pray this information is of help to you.
Thank you for your service!
God Bless You and God Bless America
Reverend Barbara Sexton
OVERVIEW OF EDUCATION BENEFITS: Your 2011 military benefits may completely pay for your education in 2011.LINK: http://www.military.com/education
LEARN TO USE YOUR GI BILL BENEFITS: Read about the numerous GI Bill programs and learn how the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, REAP and MGIB-SR can help you reach your education goals. Jump start your new years resolution now by Finding Military Friendly Schools that work with your benefits.
GI BILL CALCULATOR: Determine your eligibility and go to school. The new Post 9/11 GI Bill offers the biggest education benefits package since the original GI Bill. But, there are differences between the new GI Bill and other GI Bill programs. Find out which program best fits your situation: tuition amounts, housing stipends, transferability and more.
* $4,500 Yearly Tuition Assistance
MONTGOMERY GI BILL: Montgomery GI Bill benefits are available for servicemembers and veterans to help with education and training costs by providing over $51,000 in cash and numerous support programs.LINK: http://www.military.com/education/content/gi-bill/montgomery-gi-bill.html
TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) PROGRAM: The Armed Forces offers soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsman, and airmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours.
MONEY FOR SCHOOL: EDUCATION BENEFITS: The following is a summary of the education benefits available in the military. See what's available and take advantage of the benefits you've earned
COLLEGE CREDIT FOR MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Your military service has likely earned you college credit. Many schools and colleges award military students credit towards a degree based on training, coursework, and occupational specialty. You've worked hard in the military -- now you can save tuition dollars and classroom time! * Credit for Service Eliminate up to 2 years of classroom timeLINK: http://www.military.com/education/content/timesaving-programs/college-credit-for-military-experience.html
SCHOLARSHIP FINDER: Find millions of dollars in over 1,000 scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community! * State Veteran Benefits and Service College FundsLINK: http://aid.military.com/scholarship/search-for-scholarships.do
MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOL FINDER: Use School Finder to find the right program to help you get ahead. Search the largest education database, with Military-friendly attributes and information on over 4,000 schools. Jump start your new years resolution now by Finding Military Friendly Schools that work with your benefits.
SELECTED RESERVE GI BILLUSER'S GUIDE: The Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserve can be hard to understand, the following guide will help you cut through the confusion and access the benefits you deserve. GI Bill benefits are available for Selected Reserve servicemembers to help with education and training costs.
THE ONLINE OPTION: Are you an active duty servicemember, a single parent or both? Do you serve onboard a Navy ship, a Coast Guard cutter or somewhere overseas? If so, then online education may just be the thing you need. It's a great way for military servicemembers to earn a college degree while serving their country.http://www.military.com/education/content/finding-a-school/the-online-option.html
5 WAYS TO 'TESTING YOUR WAY TO A DEGREE'. Save time and money. Although you have probably heard of the College Level Exam Program or CLEP tests, you may not know that these credit-by-exam tests are widely accepted by colleges and universities.
FINALLY FINISH YOUR DEGREE!
FIND VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL AND TRADE SCHOOLS: Finding a resource for vocational training can be difficult. The following guide will help you find the right school for you.http://www.military.com/education/content/finding-a-school/finding-vocational-technical-and-trade-schools.html
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