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DSST’S 17 Reasons to Save $17 in 2017

In the spirit of turning a new leaf, DSST is offering a $17 discount on any test through January 31, 2017. If that’s not enough to convince you to earn college credit for the knowledge you already have, perhaps our list of 17 reasons will.

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5 Keys to Learning while Serving

No matter which branch of military you’re in, it’s possible to earn a degree while serving. In fact, there could be serious financial and career benefits for doing so. With careful planning and diligence, advancing your education could go hand in hand with protecting our nation. To help you understand the higher education options for military personnel, we’ve broken it down to five key takeaways. 

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Finding Time to Study When You’re a Military Spouse

For military spouses tending the home fires while their counterparts are deployed, it can be hard to find time to do nearly everything. Here are a few tips to help military spouses squeeze in a little extra time to dedicate to their studies.

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill and Changes to Transferability

The GI bill provides comprehensive educational benefits to military personnel, and has been helping those service members and their families for the past four years. Here’s what you should know about recent transferability changes.

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Supporting Student Vets

Air Force student veteran Kiersten Downs biked 3,800 miles to raise money in support of student veterans around the country.

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4 Tips for Transitioning from Active Duty to Education

Thoughts from a former marine and seasoned education professional on the value of a college degree for veterans, what a service member should be looking for in a university, and more.

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In-State Tuition for Military Personnel

Many states are passing legislation to grant military members and veterans the right to in-state tuition wherever they enroll. Learn which states, and what you need to know about in-state tuition for military personnel.

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Top Resources for Military Students on Twitter

DSST shares the top accounts to follow for military and veteran students on Twitter.

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The Sequester & Your Tuition

Learn how the Sequester is impacting tuition assistance for active military, and how DSST exams remain funded by DANTES.

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Helping Middle-Aged Veterans Go Back to School

The new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) provides monthly stipends to older veteran students returning to the classroom to help them cover education costs and finally earn their college degree.

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The Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released the Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions, an interactive online tool that outlines best practices, including counseling services, faculty training, and on-campus centers.

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In-State or Out-of-State: Will the G.I. Bill Pay for My Education?

The G.I Bill was created to provide military veterans with financial assistance for earning a college degree after service. In August 2011, however, the G.I Bill changed.

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Veteran Students: Finding Non-Traditional Methods for Making It Work

The G.I. Bill provides veterans with the financial means to go back to school, but universities are struggling to provide them with resources necessary to adjust to civilian life.

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G.I. Bill Changes - Will You Be Affected?

Untraditional means of earning college credit, such as the DSST credit by exam program, offers a manageable solution for those active military members whose tuition assistance may be cut due to changes in the G.I. Bill.

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Post 9/11 G.I. Bill: A Breakdown of Benefit Changes

The GI Bill, signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, has been helping servicemen get an education for over 67 years. It has been revised before, most notably with the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and as of August 1 it has been revised again.

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