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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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More Reserve Education Information

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).

Earned College Credit

VA Head Says GI Bill Future Secure

A little bit of good news coming from the Department of Veteran's Affairs - GI bill benefits are likely safe, despite the financial strain faced by the Pentagon and Congress.

Speaking at an event that marked the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill, the Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson made remarks that should help to assuage fears that the GI Bill or Post 9/11 GI Bill may be headed for the chopping block.

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Jill Biden Promotes New GI Bill Comparison Tool

Jill Biden has been on the media circuit to promote the new Post 9/11 GI Bill Comparison Tool -- an online service launched in February by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. The Second Lady has given numerous interviews to boast the tool's user-friendly features, which allow service members to estimate tuition and fees, book stipends, and housing allowances for each school that they are interested in applying to.

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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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VA Launches New G.I. Bill Comparison Tool

Earlier this month the Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new online GI Bill Comparison tool, enabling veterans, servicemembers, and their dependents to get at-a-glance information about their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The tool allows users to quickly calculate their benefits as well as get useful information about colleges and universities approved by the VA, and college affordability data.

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Military Tuition Assistance Denied During Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown enters its seventh day, the impact on the military is palpable, with education benefits taking a big hit.

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New Rules for Post 9/11 GI Bill

Starting August 1, 2013, there are new rules in place for the transfer of benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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Pay for College With the Post 9/11 GI Bill

If your military service qualifies you for full scholarship benefits, one of the most comprehensive you can receive is money for college from the Military GI Bill. You can find plenty of information about the GI Bill education benefits on this site, and over at CollegeEducation411.com we've also compiled a wealth of information about the GI Bill scholarship program, its benefits, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and more. Read more about Paying For College With the Military GI Bill.
 

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