#9 Education Information for the Troops

Many service members post-pone higher education until after completing time in service or pay the GI Bill forward to a spouse or child. However, you choose to use your benefits, its important to know they are their. Being a Veteran or non-Veteran-member of the armed forces-you have plenty of options. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether leaving a question on the message board, reaching out to a friend, an advisor at a local school, or even a representative from your bank (USAANAVY FEDERAL – BANK OF AMERICA – ETC)…people are willing to help.

Q: What’s your personal experience with Education benefits?  Good, bad, indifferent?

Resources and Information

Post 9/11 GI Bill (pamphlet) – More information available at VA.gov

The American Legion offers educational information by STATE of residence

For information on individual branches head over to military.com  Student Loan Repayment Program or to begin payments using your SLRP repayment program-select active or reservist link within and log into your account.

For Federal Student Aid you can check out the U.S. Department of Education

Once you receive loans you can head over and manage your federal loans at FedLoan ServicingTIP: Pay off higher interest rates first. When making a payment-select payments and billing, then specify loan payment amount, look for higher interest rate and pay that amount first.

 

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