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Strategies to Reduce Your College Debt

  • While the Army offers many ways to give you money for college to reduce the financial burden of higher education, many military students still must take out loans in order to offset the remaining tuition and fees. So, reducing student loan debt is no stranger to the military. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your debt, or even have some of it forgiven. Our friends over at collegeeducation411.com have compiled several articles that give you the low-down on college debt reduction. The articles cover topics such as:

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Check Out the ASVAB Resources Over at College Education 411

  • Getting ready for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam? Our friends over at collegeeducation411.com have compiled some great resources for prepping for ASVAB, including two practice tests that will give you an opportunity to test your knowledge before you sit down to take the actual test. And best of all, they are free -- no registration required. Check them out at www.collegeeducation411.com

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Army Gives Kids Hands-On Experience in Science

  • The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine this summer sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts. The program gives middles-school students hands-on experience with science in a laboratory setting.

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Education Department Easing Student Loan Rules

  • New changes to Federal student loan rules took effect this summer, with some of the changes aiming to ease repayment based on income. The new rules include:

    New interest rates (for loans disbursed July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015):

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Tuition Assistance Changes Taking Effect October 1

  • Army Tuition Assistance (TA) rates and eligibility requirement changes will go into effect soon -- on October 1st, with the changes remaining in effect through September 30, 2015.

    The rate/rule changes are as follows:

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