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GI Bills for Reservists

Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB-SR)

If you have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and score above 50 on the ASVAB you can enlist in the Army Reserves and get part of your college education paid for. You can earn $10,152 for college. Enlist for six years and earn more than $22,000.

Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill "Kicker" (MGIB-SRK)

Depending on your MOS (Army Military Operational Specialty) you can add up to $350 a month to your standard MGIB benefit (up to 36 months).

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Army Education Courses Give More College Credit!

The American Council on Education has completed their latest assessment of the Army's noncommissioned officer education courses, and has increased the recommended number of credits awarded for completing many of the courses.

These increased credits will help every enlisted soldier once they graduate from AIT. Taking all of the common-core courses, from Structured Self-Development 1 all the way up to the Sergeants Major course, can earn a soldier a total of 61 credits - about as much as two years of college. MOS-specific courses can help add to the number of credits earned as well.

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Considering Your Major: Industries that Give Props to Military Experience

If you're a veteran heading back to college, one decision soon to cross your path will be your major. When considering the answer, do take your military experience into account. Many industries value it, and some more than others. So, what are the industries that are likely to smile upon your military experience and training? Here are a few to consider as you look at your future career options:
 

  • Emergency medical services
  • Training industries
  • Engineering (software, industrial)
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Gearing up for Going Back to School: What Vets Should Know

According to recent articles in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, veterans returning home are also returning to college and university in droves. Partly driven by high veteran unemployment rates and partly by education resources available to vets, the high influx in veteran students is a wave that colleges and universities across the country are preparing for. But how can veterans best prepare for college? Consider these tips for veterans gearing up to go back to school:

1. Make sure you get all available credit for your military experience.

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STEM Skills or College Degree?

A recent study by the Brookings Institute has come up with a surprising fact about job openings in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Education Inequality Greater Problem Than Income

Most American's have probably heard of the growing income inequality between the top 1% and the 99%, but an interesting article by MIT economist David Autor contends that an equal or greater problem is education inequality.

In this blog post at the Washington Times Jim Tankersley summarizes the original interview between Autor and Peter Dizikes.

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Massachusetts Bill Expands Services for Vets

A new bill recently passed in Massachusetts promises to expand services and educational opportunities for military personnel, as well as veterans and their families. Property tax relief along with with employment, education, and health care support services are among the provisions of Valor Act II -- building on the state's existing laws to support military families.

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Proposed Ohio Bill Promises Vets College Credit for Military Experience

A bill that recently passed with flying colors in the Ohio House would guarantee veterans college credit for their military experience.

Now headed to the Ohio Senate, the proposed legislation would standardize awarding of college credit for military experience across all publicly funded colleges as well as state organizations issuing certifications and licenses for professional vocations. The legislation follows on the heels of the 26 other states that have passed similar legislation in response to reports of high post 9/11 veteran unemployment rates.

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New Government Tool Connects Veterans with Civilian Jobs

"Starting today, every service member, every veteran and every military family member will have access to a new online tool that will revolutionize how you find jobs in both the public and private sectors." These were the encouraging remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama when she and Dr. Jill Biden attended a gathering of more than 1,200 Soldiers and military family members at Campbell Army Airfield at Fort Campbell, KY on April 23.

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