Benefits Blog

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

Education Benefit Transfer Rules May Change

  • In a bid to encourage enlistment and retention, the Senate version of the annual defense authorization bill includes a recommendation that the Pentagon tighten the rules that allow soldiers to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to family members.

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College Countdown: What to Do Over the Summer

  • If you're a rising junior or senior in high school with college on the horizon, summer is no time to leave your university prep at the beach. Now is prime time to make sure your activities are in line with your goals, and will go a long way in helping to make sure your applications are in great shape when the time comes to send them to your top-choice schools.

    So, what to do? Our friends over at collegeeducation411.com have come up with some summer college prep tips to keep you busy.
     

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DoD Submits Retirement Changes to Congress

  • After a long silence on the issue, the Pentagon has sent its formal recommendations for changes to the military retirement system - changes that include a "blended" retirement option that includes a smaller pension plus government contributions to an individual retirement account.

    The Pentagon's Changes

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Blue Star Offering Free Museum Admission This Summer

  • Memorial Day is fast approaching, and with it the official start of summer. This summer, the Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Department of Defense have partnered with more than 2,000 museums (in all 50 states) to give free admission for military members and their families.

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