Forever GI Bill is Now Law!

On August 16th, 2017 President Trump signed the “Forever GI Bill” into law.   In a previous post, we discussed the new expansion of the Post 9-11 GI Bill. On August 16th, 2017 Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 became law. Named after the original framer of …

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Goodbye 15-Year Time Limit

One of the main challenges facing transitioning veterans in using their educational benefits is time. Under the current law governing the post-9/11 GI Bill, veterans have 15-years to use or lose their benefits. A great many transitioning veterans are simply not ready to make the move to go to college …

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College Credit for Military Service

In our blog, we have covered a number of different topics relating to helping service members make the transition from the military to the college campus. Our goal has been to provide information and best practices to both college-bound service members and veterans as they seek to enhance their lives …

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Several Veterans’ Organizations Work to Change the GI Bill

Since its inception, the Post 9/11 GI Bill has been widely viewed as the most robust educational benefits program for veterans since the program began after WWII. However, there are a few veterans groups and organizations that feel change is needed in the GI Bill program. The American Legion, Military Order …

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H.R. 1206 – A bill to reduce barriers for Veterans

Update, WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two D.C. lawmakers, Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) have introduced bipartisan legislation to further help veterans reduce their financial burden when they apply for acceptance to college under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. H.R. 1206, Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of …

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It’s Time Allocation not Time Management!

In our November post, we discussed three things military-related students could do to get a handle on their schoolwork. Step one – Make the commitment Step two – Use a calendar and make a schedule Step three – Find a place to focus on your schoolwork In this post, we …

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Should I transfer my GI Bill Benefits? It depends!

For many military-connected students, one of the main benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is having the ability to transfer a portion or all of their educational benefits to their dependent family members.  Certainly, being able to give this benefit to one’s children and provide for their college education …

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