Education Funding

Active Duty Tuition Assistance

July 12, 2013


As an Active Duty Service Member you may be able to receive Tuition Assistance (TA) to use for off-duty education while serving your country. TA is the best resource for funding your education while you are on active duty and you should certainly take advantage of the benefit. You should know however, that TA is authorized only for courses at learning institutions that are either regionally or nationally accredited.

Financial Aid-Merit-Based vs. Need-Based Aid

May 8, 2013

As you’re learning more about financial aid, you’ll hear the terms need-based aid and merit-based financial aid. Understanding how this aid is awarded and what type of financial aid is available to you will help you determine how to pay for your college tuition and other school costs.


Financial need-based scholarships take the financial situation of an applicant into consideration. Often, need-based scholarships look for a combination of need and merit in a successful applicant.


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The Federal Financial Aid Process: Part I-GRANTS

May 8, 2013

Applying for Federal Financial Aid is the first step in paying for your education after high school. There are more than 10 different types of aid you can receive from Federal Financial Aid and filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or as it’s commonly known, the FAFSA, is the only way to receive these types of aid.

What is the Post 9/11 GI Bill?

May 8, 2013

 The Post 9/11 GI Bill is the largest investment in veterans’ education since World War II. This latest GI Bill Entitlement (the number of months given under the program) provides 36 months of funding.

Transferring your Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to a Family Member

July 2, 2012

For the first time in history,Service Members are able to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children. Certain eligibility criteria must be met in order to do so.

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Searching for Scholarships

May 11, 2012

Scholarships are one of the best ways to supplement your funding for a college education. However, searching for scholarships that you qualify for can sometimes be frustrating and seemingly pointless. That however, is not the case. Here are some simple tips for searching that will make finding scholarships easier and potentially get you extra money for higher education.


In this Resource:

  • Where to look for Scholarships
  • Do I have to write an Essay?


The Montgomery GI Bill, Chapter 30 for Active Duty

November 2, 2011

This information is for Service Members who are separating from the armed services and current Veterans. If you are Active Duty, please see the information on using Tuition Assistance “Top-Up”

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Scholarship and Financial Aid Explorer (SFeX): The Military Friendly Resource

November 2, 2011

The Scholarship and Financial Aid Explorer (SFeX) was created specifically for the Military Community as a search tool to help with finding funding opportunities directly related to a student’s military status.

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) Program-Veteran’s Affairs Chapter 35

October 28, 2011

  While most of the information here came straight from the GI Bill website,, we’ve tried to explain it in easier terms as well as provide links directly to the information pertaining to the Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program, Chapter 35, so you will not have to navigate through the vast amount of information on the VA website.

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Program for Military Spouses

October 18, 2011

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Program is the first DoD sponsored tuition assistance program for spouses of active duty military service. If you are eligible for the program it is important to take advantage of this opportunity as one never knows how long funding may be available.

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