Benefits Blog

Contribute Your Family Stories to the Army Heritage and Education Center

  • Earlier this month, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle Barracks, PA received a package from Edward A. Allworth, containing eight medals (including a World War I Medal of Honor) that had been awarded to his father, Edward Christopher Allworth.

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New Restrictions on Army Tuition Assistance for 2014

  • Last week the Army announced new restrictions on Tuition Assistance programs to take effect beginning January 1, 2014. The TA changes that will mark the new year include:

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Sidestepping Obstacles to Achieving Your College Degree

Best Bets for Reducing College Expenses

  • Well now it's official: 'Tis the season of giving thanks, and celebrating the season with friends and family. As we head into the holidays, some expenses are unavoidable, and perhaps even welcome -- gifts for friends and family, travel, meals with loved ones. So it's not a bad time to take a look at expenses that might be avoided. If you or any of your family members is currently attending college, reducing college expenses is a great way to save money throughout the year, and may be especially appreciated during the holiday season.

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Choosing Courses to Take Online

  • Attending an online college or university is often a great option for service members, given the flexibility and convenience that such courses offer. But even if you choose to attend college on a traditional or base campus, taking some courses online may also be a good option -- particularly if you will be stationed away from you campus for a length of time. Adding some online college classes to your mix may help you stay on course with completing your degree, even when you need to be away from campus. 

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