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When Both Spouses Are Studying

By Rebecca Alwine
Alumna, American Military University

With the ability to transfer GI Bill benefits to spouses, often both the spouse and the service member are in school at the same time. With the op tempo slowing down, there is a perceived notion that military life is more stable, dull, and family friendly. It simply isn’t true. Continue Reading

Internships While on Active Duty: Yes, It's Possible!

Should Veterans Be Allowed to Use Their GI Bill to Start a Business?

Words by Brooke Nason, Contributing Editor at

The GI Bill has long been used to further the education of veterans after they have finished serving their country. Now there could be another potential use for these funds. Back in July, the Senate Small Business Committee advanced a measure that would give 250 veterans the chance to use their GI Bill funds as a grant to start up a business instead of using it for college tuition. Continue Reading

Student Veterans Avoid Reduced Housing Allowance. For Now.

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the House Armed Services Committee worked hard last week to prevent veteran students on the GI Bill from losing some of their basic housing allowances.

Despite all the lobbying, however, the collaboration among organizations and committees accomplished only a temporary fix. Continue Reading

Washington’s VA hospital is sick. What about the rest of the country?

Veterans' College Enrollments Swell Under Post-9/11 GI Bill

By Hal Bernton
The Seattle Times, Seattle, Wash.


Brad Matera is an Afghan war veteran, an Army medic who got cut loose from the service last spring amid a broader downsizing of the military.

Matera, 22, looked for full-time work to support his wife and infant son, but found few prospects for a decent-paying job. Continue Reading

Internships While on Active Duty: Yes, It's Possible!

Service To School: Helping Veterans Get Into Top Schools

By Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu

After serving in Iraq together, Tim Hsia and Augusto Giacoman returned home to pursue graduate degrees. Hsia enrolled in a joint law and business degree program at Stanford University in 2010, while Giacoman started business school at New York University in 2009. Both officers’ educations were mostly funded by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, a bill that provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Continue Reading

Internships While on Active Duty: Yes, It's Possible!