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Army Tuition Assistance Outlook for 2015

  • After last year's sequestration in which Army Tuition Assistance was briefly halted due to automatic spending cuts, those who rely on TA for financial resources to pay for college are likely on the alert for any changes in 2015 and 2016. We can tell you there have been some changes for 2015, most notably to the Army Tuition Assistance Rates and to eligibility criteria. The full info is below. Check back later this year for info about any TA changes for 2016.
     

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What Vets Should Know About Returning to College This Fall

  • Transitioning away from the harsh and often traumatic experiences of active military duty during wartime to civilian and academic life can be challenging. While counselors advise veterans to take the time they need to transition, many vets will return to college this fall under assistance from the G.I. Bill. Fortunately, there are some steps that vets can take to help themselves as they make their way into university life:
     

    • Build relationships with students and college faculty.
    • Work on re-strengthening bonds with family members.
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Army Cyber Campus Coming to Alabama

  • A fully operational, multi-organizational cyber campus is a unique asset for government agencies against the emerging cyber threats.

    In January 2015, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, acquired two Redstone Arsenal buildings, which are being dedicated to the cyber security mission.

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Soldier Education Consolidated Under New 'ArmyU'

  • The Army is consolidating Soldier education under "one roof" as part of the "Army University" concept, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

    The Army University, officially abbreviated "ArmyU" for short, is administered by the Combined Arms Center, or CAC, on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Tuition Assistance Down, Post-9/11 GI Bill Up