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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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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A Few Things to Help Make the Transition

A few things to over the summer to help you prepare for starting college in the Fall Term. For many military-connected students, making the transition to college is a challenging proposition; particularly if you are making the transition over the summer and starting your college career in the fall.  If …

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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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Accreditation – Revisited

In one of the first posts published as part of this blog, we discussed the importance of accreditation and the need to understand the difference between national and regional accreditation. Since writing that post, I have continued to come across military-connected students who are still confused about the difference. So, …

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Programmatic Accreditation

In a previous post, I talked about accreditation focusing on the differences between national and regional accreditation. In order to participate in the DoD TA program, and the VA’s GI Bill program, colleges, and universities must be at least accredited by a nationally accredited organization and able to participate in …

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Transferring your GI Bill Benefits

One of the major enhancements of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is the ability for service members to transfer all or a portion of their educational benefit to their immediate family members. In a previous post, we discussed whether or not a service member should transfer their GI Bill benefits. …

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Avoiding Admissions Frustrations

For many service members and transitioning veterans, applying to college and enrolling into college can be an insurmountable challenge. Why? Let’s face it there isn’t a manual to follow! Just like snowflakes, no two colleges have the exact same process for being admitted and enrolling into their school. Sure, their …

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