Money for College - Veterans
Men and women who serve in the United States military, regardless of
branch, may be eligible for enough tuition assistance and
scholarships to pay for an entire degree – from an Associate’s Degree,
to a Bachelor’s Degree, and even up to and including a Master’s Degree.
The important thing is knowing where to look. Here are some common
programs and scholarships for you to take advantage of.
The GI Bill® can be used by both active duty and veterans. Active duty personnel
may use the GI Bill® for classes that cost more than the military’s tuition
assistance will allow. Veterans and civilians may use the GI Bill® to cover
tuition costs at any accredited college. Depending on which version of the GI
Bill® you are eligible for, you may be eligible for a monthly stipend of over
$1,200 per month, or eligible to receive your entire tuition covered up to the
highest tuition of any state university in your state of residence. Here is more
information about the GI Bill.
Upromise is a free program that allows you to automatically save money for
college. To use Upromise you link credit cards and grocery store rewards cards
to your Upromise account. When you buy certain items, small deposits are
automatically made to your Upromise account. This makes saving for college both
free and easy. Set it up once and forget about it. That is, until you need the
money for college. Find more
information about participating stores.
You can sign up for Upromise free through this link – Upromise
sign up form.
Online education programs and military friendly schools. Many online
education programs offer favorable tuition and
expenses, and some schools offer military members special deals.
Here are some websites that offer information for various college
Eligibility requirements for military grants can vary to some
degree. However, the most common eligibility requirement is the
applicant’s veterans status or relationship to a veteran. Some need
based grants will require that you qualify for certain federal
benefits, such as GI Bill®, to be eligible for the grant program, and
most will require you to complete the FAFSA.