Best Colleges for Vets - 2017

The Ratings

The list is broken down into three different types of schools - 4-year traditional colleges, 2-year traditional colleges, and online or nontraditional schools.

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New TA Policy Means You May Pay for a Bad Grade

The Department of Defense is combating the rising cost of Tuition Assistance program by adding one small caveat: perform poorly in the class, and you have to pay back the tuition money.

Undergraduate courses will require a grade of "C" or higher, while graduate courses will require a "B" or higher to avoid recoupment. Those who receive an "I" for Incomplete will have to repay unless they convert the I into a satisfactory grade.

Your rating: None Average: 1.9 (8 votes)

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.

Your rating: None Average: 3.4 (5 votes)

Students Equally Successful at For-Profit and Non-Profit Schools

According to a recent government study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) there is very little different in the success rate between for- and non-profit students.

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (15 votes)

Army College Programs

If you are interested in pursuing the Army as your career there are a number of excellent Army college programs to consider. You will graduate from these schools with not only a good education, but you will also become stronger physically and mentally.

Benefits for Spouses and Children

Joining the U.S. Army doesn't only open up education and career options for yourself, but also for your spouse and children. There are numerous opportunities for your family while you are in the Army, including transferring some or all of your GI Bill benefits to your spouse and dependents.

Spouse Employment

Many military spouses have trouble finding and keeping work because of the mobile lifestyle that the military brings.

Veterans Education Assistance Program

The Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) was an optional contributory program that would match your $1 contribution with a $2 payout. You could receive benefits for up to 36 months (depending on the number of months you contributed) and is available for up to 10 years after your discharge. If you have not used your contributions before 10 years elapse, you will be refunded your contribution.

Requirements for VEAP Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill for Army Veterans

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is available for education expenses for soldiers who have served at least 90 days since 9/11/2001 or for those who have been honorably discharged after 30 or more days of service after 9/11/2001. It can help pay for housing, tuition, and other expenses associated with schooling, and it is available for up to 15 years after your discharge.

What Does the Post 9/11 GI Bill Offer Me

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