Army Education Benefits

New System Allows Military to Report Bad Practices at U.S. Colleges

While online college may be a convenient and affordable options for many veterans and servicemembers, there have also been plenty of reports of for-profit colleges and universities engaging in deceptive recruiting and other misconduct when it comes to the military community. In response, the federal government has instituted a new system for servicemembers and vets to report such incidents, with the hope of empowering students and strengthening enforcement.

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Considering Grad School? Good Move.

Choosing to attend graduate school, either to obtain a Master's Degree or a Doctoral Degree, is a serious commitment of time and, in some cases, money.

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Army's Broadening Opportunity Program Offers Education and Travel Opportunities

The Army New Service recently released information about the fellowships and scholarships available for 2014 under the Army's Broadening Opportunity Program. These opportunities provide interesting civilian education opportunities, according Program Manager Joel Strout, and may also offer interesting travel and the benefit for candidates to bring family members with them. Applications are due soon -- February 28!

Four scholarships and fellowships are being offered as part of the program:

The General Wayne A. Downing Scholarship

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Rejected By Your Top-Choice College? What to Do!

Not getting in to the school of your choice can be upsetting -- especially if you've spent months working on applications and making sure you had the credentials required to get in. It's important to keep in mind that college admissions is very competitive, and students should not take rejections personally. Even if you met all minimum admissions requirements for your top-choice college or university, this is no guarantee of admission. Schools look at teach student as a whole, not just a set of test scores, so the admissions decision ultimately contains some degree of subjectivity.

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Finding Hidden Sources of College Funding - From the Army and Beyond

As you look at the many options available to pay for college, funding from the U.S. Army is likely a top priority. But money for college from the Army may not cover all of your tuition and expenses (depending on what you are eligible for) and many service members and veterans may also qualify for other sources of funding. In addition, it's important to look beyond the standard Federal loans, grants, and work-study options to get the full picture of funding that may be available to you.

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With More Vets Returning Home, How Are Colleges Preparing?

The U.S. government estimates that more than one million veterans will return home over the next five years, and with their homecoming comes a huge responsibility to ensure their successful transition back to civilian life. For many veterans, this will include a return to higher education. But how can veterans best prepare for a return to college? And how are colleges preparing to serve those who have served their country?

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New DoD Grants Promote STEM Subjects for Public Schools

If you are an enlisted service member, active duty, or reserve, and have a child attending a public school with a significant number of other children from military families, your child may benefit from increased grant funding from the Department of Defense. 

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Where Dwight Eisenhower and Nine Other Military Leaders Went to College

Major military academies have long been a favorite among top military leaders in the U.S. Check out where these ten military leaders attended college.

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Money for College for Army Spouses

If your New Years plans include netting more education in 2014, look no further than our friends over at to give you the scoop on ways to find more money for college. The U.S.

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Officer Candidate School Offers a Direct Route to Military Career

For those aspiring to a career with the U.S. Army, the Officer Candidate School (OCS) may provide a direct and stable route to a successful career after completion of a college degree and basic training. One of four paths to becoming an officer with the Army (the other paths being ROTC, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and direct commission), OCS provides two phases of intensive Officer training over the course of twelve weeks in Fort Benning, GA.

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