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Hazelwood Act

Hazelwood Act

Updated: March 23, 2021

The State of Texas offers tuition exemption for qualifying veterans thanks to state legislation there known as the Hazlewood Act. This law offers benefits for veterans and (depending on circumstances) dependents and military spouses. Hazelwood Act benefits are good at any state-supported college for up to 150 credit hours of waived tuition. The program’s features […]

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Emergency Legislation Protects GI Bill Housing Benefits During Coronavirus Outbreak

Congress Passes Second Bill to Protect GI Bill Benefits Due to Coronavirus

Updated: December 23, 2022

Senate Bill 3503, designed to protect GI Bill benefits against coronavirus lockdown complications was signed into law on March 21, 2020. President Donald Trump signed emergency legislation allowing student veterans to continue to receive the same amount of GI Bill benefits despite courses going online. The original legislation protected students who chose to attend in-person […]

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Free IT Certification Veterans

Free IT Certification for Veterans

Updated: November 4, 2022

Switching from a military career to civilian life can be a challenge, but making the transition also provides unique opportunities if you know where to look. One opportunity for qualifying veterans is obtaining a free IT certification. There are several programs you can research to get started, including one offered by the Department of Veterans […]

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FAFSA Veteran Education Benefits

FAFSA Veteran Education Benefits

Updated: February 4, 2022

FAFSA veteran education benefits are available in addition to what is offered via GI Bill Benefits. Some types of financial aid for veterans via FAFSA is need-based, while other forms require no financial qualification. It’s easy to forget that the GI Bill isn’t your only college payment option; some veterans have a long-term plan for […]

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Military Spouse Job Assistance and Education Resources

Military Spouse Job Assistance & Education Resources

Updated: March 22, 2021

Military spouses are the foundation of the nation’s military support system. Fortunately, the military provides education and job assistance resources, training and opportunities to our nation’s resilient military spouses who sacrifice so much to support their service members. Spouse Education Benefits ­­­­Military service members are eligible to designate some of their Post 9/11 GI Bill […]

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Federal Virtual Training Environment

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)

Updated: March 22, 2021

The Federal Virtual Training Environment, also known as FedVTE is offered by the Department of Homeland Security and features “online, on-demand cybersecurity training” at no cost to the learner. The FedVTE official site says more than 800 hours of cybersecurity training is available in a variety of subjects including ethical hacking. The Need For FedVTE […]

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Military Education Center

Veteran Friendly Schools & Colleges Membership Lists

Updated: March 29, 2021

The military, Department of Defense (DoD), and Veterans Affairs have a variety of programs where colleges and schools can become members. These programs protect service members, veterans, military spouses and dependents to help ensure they receive a quality education. Below is a list of these programs and links to the member directories of the veteran […]

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Spouse Tuition Assistance Program

Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP)

Updated: December 23, 2022

Joining the United States military earns you important benefits including the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the enhancements to it via the Forever GI Bill act that was passed to further enhance education benefits for both veterans and family members. Those who bring families with them into military life soon learn that military spouse tuition […]

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DoD Memorandum of Understanding for Tuition Assistance

DoD Memorandum of Understanding for Tuition Assistance

Updated: October 13, 2022

The Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program offers financial aid for what the military calls “voluntary education programs” for those on active duty, National Guard and Reserve members. Known among the services simply as TA, the Tuition Assistance program can “lessen your financial concerns considerably since it now pays up to 100 percent of tuition […]

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VET TEC

VET TEC Program

Updated: March 30, 2021

In April 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the pilot program VET TEC, which stands for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses. The VA announcement opened the doors for applications to the program for qualifying veterans who are eligible for VA education benefits.   Originally promoted in conjunction with other aspects of the Forever […]

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