Army Education Benefits

Army National Guard Urging Soldiers to Make Use of Education Benefits

Army National Guard Soldiers eligible for education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill have had the option of transferring some or all of those benefits to their spouse or children, but they may miss out on taking full advantage of that if they don't elect to do so while still in uniform.

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Army Now Taking Emergency Relief Scholarship Applications

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is now accepting applications through May 1, 2016. AER supports both the Spouse Scholarship Program, as well as the Maj. General James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Scholarship specifics and applications are available on AER's website:

Spouse Scholarships can be used for full- or part-time students while the Ursano Scholarship is only for full-time students.

Last year AER awarded 4,245 scholarships, totaling more than $9 million for spouses and children of Soldiers.

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Arizona Culinary Institute Supports Soldier's Continuing Education

Soldiers are familiar with the emotions that come with a deployment. They put their lives on hold, including family, jobs and school, to serve. Some will do this multiple times in their career.

Spc. Raul Sanchez, a financial disbursing technician with the 159th Finance Detachment, has deployed three times in nine years.

Although his last deployment interrupted his studies at the Arizona Culinary Institute (ACI), it was the support from the school that allowed him to return home and quickly finish his degree.

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Ordnance Training Detachment Furthers Soldier Education

The Ordnance Training Detachment (OTD) with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, is leading an initiative to provide Soldiers with more college-level education early on in their careers.

"We are trying to expedite their career opportunities," said Rodney Maupin, OTD director.

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Army and Air Force to Collaborate on Education and Innovation

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) visited officials from Air Education and Training Command (AETC) January 7-8 to collaborate with Air Force leaders on advancing education and innovation within the respective military services.

Perkins spoke with Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, AETC commander, and Air University leaders on Maxwell Air Force Base, broaching on several subjects affecting both commands, from the future of recruiting to the emergence of new technologies.

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University of Phoenix Back in Good Graces with the DoD and Military Tuition Assistance

Three months after suspending the for-profit University of Phoenix from military tuition assistance programs and banning the university from recruiting on military bases, the Pentagon has removed the school from probation. While the move is a key win for the University of Phoenix--which is struggling with dropping enrollment--scrutiny by the Department of Defense (DoD) continues.

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Deadline Closing in on Scholarships for Military Children Program

February 12 is the fast-approaching deadline for 2016 Scholarships for Military Children. Each worth $2,000, the scholarships are available to qualified dependent, unmarried children younger than 21 (or 23, if enrolled full time at a college or university) of an active duty service member, a reservist, or guardsman, retiree, or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty, or the survivor of a retiree.

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Most Popular College Majors

Back in college and not sure what to major in? We're not ones to tell you to follow the popular crowd, but sometimes a little inspiration can help. So, we've rounded up the trending college majors for recent academic years. Take a gander:

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One Test at a Time: Preparing for the SAT and ACT

If college is on the horizon for you, preparing for the SAT or ACT should be a priority--and it's never to early to start. We looked to our friends over at for some tips on how to begin:

1. Sign up for SAT or ACT prep courses

2. Take advantage of free online practice tests

3. Set a study schedule--and stick with it

4. Decide which test is right for you: the SAT, the ACT, or both

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Best College Apps for iPad and Android

If you're back in school after military service, any and all tools to help you manage your time and your college career are likely a welcome find. We've rounded up some of the latest and greatest college apps for iPhone and Android--and most are free or only a few dollars.
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