education benefits

Long Overdue Update to Army Education Benefits Regulation

Army Regulation AR 621-202 Army Educational Incentives and Entitlements, which was first published in February of 1992, was updated this month (February of 2016) and the new regulations will take effect on March 8, 2016.

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

According to a report by MilitaryTimes.com, the number of service members using the tuition assistance benefit for active-duty soldiers has dropped over the past fiscal year, while the number of veterans and their families that have been using the Post-9/11 GI Bill has risen.

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Lenders Still Not Following SCRA

According to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, some lenders are violating federal law by not adhering to the rules set forth in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, despite the fact that some recent violators have been fined millions of dollars.

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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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New Resources Should Make College Choices Easier in 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs has promised that in 2015 they will make new information available that can help soldiers and veterans find out which schools are most deserving of their GI Bill benefits - and which schools are the best value for their money.

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