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Senate Looks at GI Bill Fixes
Senators heard testimonies from representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, DoD, The American Legion, the National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA), Nation Association of State Approving Agencies, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Each representative offered their assessment of implementation process, limitations, and problems which have occurred since the Post-9/11 went into effect last August.




VA Posts List of Yellow Ribbon Schools

This week the VA posted its initial list of schools which will be participating in the Yellow Ribbon program for the 2010 2011 school year. The list is not final and will be updated periodically as additional information is received.

The Yellow Ribbon Program Explained

The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.

2010 Benefit Alert for Servicemembers

In 2010 you may have more than $67,000 worth of education benefits. Find military friendly schools that work with your benefits and give veterans college credit for military service.

Navy TA Goes Online

All Navy Tuition Assistance (TA) transactions will soon shift to an entirely online process accessible through the Navy College Program Web site's WebTA portal. Sailors applying for tuition assistance will be required to use WebTA to process all applications beginning April 15.

Free SAT/ACT Prep Software

Since eKnowledge first started the program over four years ago, they have donated more than $30 million worth of SAT and ACT Test Preparation programs (valued at $200 each) to military servicemembers and their families worldwide.

5 Tips for Testing Your Way to a Degree

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.

Turn Your Military Skills into a Civilian Resume

Writing a resume is never an easy task, especially when you are transitioning from the military to civilian life. You know your military skill sets best and how you can add value to any organization, but how do you turn that military jargon into real world job descriptions? Military.com can help translate your skills into a civilian resume.

Use Student Aid to Avoid Out-of-Pocket Expenses

It doesn't matter whether you are active duty, reserve, veteran, retiree, using the GI Bill, or not -- if you are going to college you should take advantage of the Federal Student Aid programs.

Understanding Your 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? Does it seem you just don't have enough time to pursue a "real" college degree??