The military offers you the opportunity to learn valuable job skills and to make money, and as a service veteran, you may be able to get some help with that college education after all.
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Beyond GI Bill assistance, there are additional education benefits and scholarships available for veterans of active military service. You may or may not be able to combine these with your other VA benefits, but they’re worth a gander if there’s a chance that they can help reduce the overall cost of your education.
Whether you’ve been discharged from the military or you’ve never been in the service, recent recruitment efforts offer new educational incentives and scholarships if you’re willing to enlist or re-enlist now.
If you have experienced the heartache of losing your spouse or parent during the course of their military service, or if they have suffered permanent disability, you may be eligible to receive education assistance from the government.
Scores of incoming students are unaware that the military is a source of financial aid to the tune of about $1 billion each year. The military provides aid as payment for training or as reward for service, and is, by far, the largest source of money for college that is not based on need.