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Keys to Getting Veterans Back to School?

  • Supporting veterans at colleges and universities across the nation is a key priority for the Obama administration, according to a statement issued by the President at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention last month. As part of his statement at the Convention, Obama outlined 8 Keys to Success that colleges and universities can implement to help ensure a reliable transition to higher education for veterans and service members. Currently adopted by 250 U.S. colleges, universities, and community colleges, the keys to success outlined by the administration are: 

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Military Spousal Education Important for Military Readiness

  • The White House released a statement earlier this summer about the importance of military spousal employment for the strength of military families, but also for "preserving the readiness of our military and veteran families."

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Future Soldier Training Program - Delay Entry for Up To a Year

  • If you are entering your senior year of high school and can't wait to get your diploma so you can enlist, you are in luck. The Futures Soldier Training Program can save you a spot in the Army, and bump you up a rank for when you finally enlist!

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Live Twitter Chat About College Affordability Happening Now

  • College education costs continue to rise for students across the country, and with the recent sequestration cuts, Army and other military families are feeling the bite as well, with funding cuts affecting tuition assistance programs that have been a key recruitment and incentive tool for the Armed Forces. 

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Department of Defense-run Schools Impacted by Sequestration Cuts

  • According to a recent article on politico.com, 84,000 children of military personnel attending DOD-run schools will be out of school for five days at the beginning of this academic year, due to sequestration cuts of 9 percent -- totaling $171 million. The net? Children of about 8,500 DOD employees working at DOD-run schools will lose five full days of education compared with students attending regular public schools.

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