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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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Veteran Students Unite

After noticing a gap in the campus services available for student veterans, staff sergeant Blake Schroedter decided to start a program that would help more students like himself better readjust to civilian life.

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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: Discovering Brotherhood in Civilian Life

Veterans having trouble adjusting to civilian life when returning to the classroom find comfort in the structure of university-organized social groups such as fraternities, clubs, pre-professional organizations, and sports teams.

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Military Student Day: Helping Servicemen and Women Choose the Right College

Because military students have unique needs, choosing the right college to attend can be challenging. CollegeWeekLive’s 2011 Military Student Day aims to make this process as easy as possible.

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Veteran’s Day & The Schools That Honor Vets Year-Round

Veterans day is a time to thank the brave men and women that have served and still serve our country. Many universities participated, but some military-friendly educational institutions honor these unique students year-round.

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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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Military Friendly Schools

Military friendly schools and the DSST program are making it easier for military members and veterans to get an education and earn a college degree.

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The Army Career & Alumni Program: Preparing Our Veterans For Employment

The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) at Fort Bliss helps 4,000 veterans return to the workforce each year.

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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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The Yellow Ribbon Program: Helping to Educate Veterans

The Yellow Ribbon has become the symbol of support and pride for the US Military since it became popular in the early 1990s.  With the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the yellow ribbons have become increasingly prevalent to show support for troops—whether tied to a tree or adhered on the back of a car. Now the Yellow Ribbon stands for more than just support; it stands for opportunity.

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