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4 Tips To Maximize Your GI Bill Benefits

06 Jun 4 Tips To Maximize Your GI Bill Benefits

4 Tips To Maximize Your GI Bill Benefits Overview: You only get 36 months of G.I. BILL benefits in most cases. The average bachelor's degree can take up to 5 years (60 months). There is a large disconnect between the idea of completing a Bachelor’s degree and the use of the G.I. BILL to do that. At the average school you won’t be able to leave with a credential using your G.I. BILL. The Fix: This is a...

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GI Bill Industry Certifications

30 May Get Industry Certifications Paid for by the G.I. BILL

Get Industry Certifications Paid for by the G.I. BILL Overview: The VA will pay for certification exams. To be more specific they will reimburse you for the cost of the test with proof of an attempt.  You can take a test as many times as you want, and the VA will pay even if you fail. The problem is that they don’t pay for test prep or the training for the test. This can cause a...

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Military Experience

23 May Complete Programs Faster by Leveraging Your Military Experience

Complete Programs Faster Overview: You have been through training and received valuable experience. Now it’s time to apply that to your degree or training credential. There are a few ways to accomplish this that do not always include just using your SMART transcript or pre assigned credit transfer on your Joint Service Training Transcript. The Fix: In addition to your earned college credits on your joint services transcript, you can also challenge courses based on your experience and non...

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G.I. BILL benefits

16 May Get an Additional 12 Months of G.I. Bill Benefits

G.I. Bill Overview: I have always found it interesting that the VA only gives 36 months of educational benefits. This is more than enough for an Associates Degree, but not enough for a Bachelor's Degree. They also limit some non credit training and have a minimum length for eligibility. In short, they do not clearly define what your G.I. BILL is to be used for. Lastly, if you run out of G.I. BILL or want to...

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How Your Family Can Use Your G.I. Bill Benefits

02 May How Your Family Can Use Your G.I. Bill Benefits Too

G.I. Bill Benefits For Your Family Overview: Under current rules, troops who serve six years and commit to at least four more can transfer their education benefits to a spouse or child to attend college. That covers tuition payments, book stipends and, in many cases, housing costs. The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 928,000 spouses and dependents used G.I. BILL funds to attend schools in the first five years that the Post-9/11 version was offered....

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Reduced Eligibility GI Bill

25 Apr Your Full Tuition Paid Even with Reduced Eligibility G.I. BILL

Reduced Eligibility G.I. BILL Overview: We have seen several veterans with less than 100% G.I. BILL usage available. This can be caused by several things but there is no solution provided by the VA. Not even the yellow ribbon program can help in this occasion. Most schools will ask the Veteran to find alternative sources of funding. The Fix: This is one of the few occasions where we can brag about ourselves a little bit. ALU has set...

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18 Apr Add $700/mo To Your Income and Basic Housing Allowance (BAH)

While enrolled in class, you qualify for a housing allowance, many Veterans are not aware that this is also possible while attending 100% online. In addition to that secret, many schools are not aware of the scheduling requirements for Veterans to maintain eligibility to receive benefits consistently. This is further complicated by the frequent breaks during the year that more traditional schools take, causing interruptions in your G.I. BILL which often result and a debt...

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26 Oct Why You Should Earn Your Law Degree Online

Why You Should Earn Your Law Degree Online Between work and family life, many people just do not have time or resources to attend traditional college classes.  However, if you want to pursue a degree in law, it is possible to obtain a law degree online. There are certain undeniable advantages to obtaining your law degree online. Whether you’re looking to enhance your current professional profile or create a new career path, law school is an ideal...

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23 Oct Law School Distance Learning Online

Advantages of an Online Law Degree Obtaining a law degree online, via a distance learning program - such as those offered by Abraham Lincoln University - offers a number of prospective advantages to the traditional brick and mortar institutions. First, as with all Law School Distance Learning and Online programs, individuals who might not physically or financially be in a position to pursue higher learning may be able to do so online. Also, achieving a law degree online...

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20 Oct Online Law Degree for Legal Career

Is a Career in Legal Studies Right for You? Have you always had an interest in the law since you were young? If so, fulfilling those dreams with a career in legal studies or criminal justice is worth serious consideration. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that some careers in the field of criminal justice will grow by 2018.* Knowing this, Abraham Lincoln University’s Master of Science in Law, Bachelor Degree in Legal...

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