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Education Resources: College for Military Personnel and Family

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May 15, 2012 Eve Hullett, Distance-Education.org Columnist | 0 Comments

For centuries, when the call went out to help our country in need, brave men and women have always answered the call and served in the military. These calls have gone out in times of trouble as far back as the American Revolution and have continued to be answered in conflicts such as the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and continues today with the United States involvement in other areas of the world. These soldiers have taken this call to action during times of war and peace as a way to help the country.

As a way of thanking our soldiers for leaving their homes, families, jobs and comfort of home for taking up the cause of the military, the U.S. Government was looking for a way to reward them. In 1944, the government enacted the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act to help returning servicemen coming home from World War II. This package of benefits was the first way that the government has recognized the work of our servicemen.

Over time the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 has undergone many changes with increased benefits for soldiers and families. Through the years the bill has become known as the GI Bill and has benefited countless servicemen and women in transitioning from the military service to everyday civilian life. These benefits include loans, expenses and payments for establishing businesses, purchasing homes and going to college. All are areas which servicemen and women can use to get back to a normal life.

To learn more about the educational opportunities available to members of the service, we have gathered a number of resources for you to review. We hope this helps members of the military learn about educational opportunities which are available to them.

Montgomery GI Bill (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944)

Post 9/11 GI Bill

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill – Informative source of information from the government on the value of the post 9/11 bill.
  • Benefits and Programs – Information on the different aspects of the post 9/11 GI Bill.
  • Bill Overview – Simple explanation of the overview of the changes to the GI Bill implemented after 9/11.
  • Post 9/11 Bill Guide – Video explaining the benefits and changes in the GI Bill.
  • Post 9/11 Bill – Helpful resource from the government on the changes to the GI Bill and what is new.
  • New GI Bill Calculator – Information and a benefit calculator on the new Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Scholarships

Military Tuition Assistance

Family Benefits

Additional Benefits and Information

  • Using GI Bill Benefits – Useful information on the various components of the GI Bill and how to use them effectively.
  • GI Bill Benefits – Helpful overview of the various benefits that are available to veterans through the GI Bill.
  • Options and Benefits – Information on various options and benefits that the military have available with the GI Bill.
  • Benefit Calculator – Resource providing an estimate on the benefits available to servicemen.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eve Hullett

With years of experience in the field of non-profit education, Eve has done it all. From teaching to tutoring, Eve has worked with hundreds of students to help them succeed in their pursuit of a college education. Today, when Eve is not enjoying a day of hiking, she spends her time writing articles on the strategies and methods of being a good student and fulfilling your goals for a college education.

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