Florida Virtual School for Military Families

October 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've just learned about another great resource out there.  This one is FREE for Florida residents, and available for a charge to non-residents.  Considering how many military families maintain … [Read more...]

San Diego Spouses: Career Conference

October 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you're in the San Diego area, and you are seriously working on your long-term career plan, you might be interested in Making The Right Moves 2014, Career Development and Leadership Training for … [Read more...]

Montgomery GI Bill Refunds

September 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Now that the Post 9/11 GI Bill has been in effect for a few years, we've got solid reports of veterans who have successfully used all their Post 9/11 GI Bill and have received a refund of their … [Read more...]

Army Tuition Assistance Changes 2014

August 12, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Several changes are being made to the Army's Tuition Assistance (TA) Program.   Some have already happened, and many are coming in the next few months.  TA is an amazing benefit, but it can be hard … [Read more...]

GI Bill Benefits and In-State Tuition When Separating From Service

August 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Another little gift was tucked into the recently passed VA health care legislation:  incentive for colleges and universities to offer in-state tuition to recently separated veterans and their family … [Read more...]

Fry Scholarship Extended to Surviving Spouses

August 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A small provision in the recently passed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care bill significantly boosts the educational benefits provided to the surviving spouses of fallen service … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Review: Verify Your GI Bill Benefits Transfer

July 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Continuing yesterday's Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits transfer post, today we'll talk about what steps you need to take even if you've already transferred your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.  There are two … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Review: GI Bill Benefits Transfer

July 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Who knew?  It looks like this mid-year review is turning into a whole series! Today and tomorrow, we're talking about Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and the amazing Transfer of Education Benefits … [Read more...]

Saving on School Supplies

June 25, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It is coming - the great school supply sales.  Every July and August, major big box and office supply stores offer phenomenal deals on school supplies.  A little savvy shopping can save you a TON on … [Read more...]

The USO Is There For You!

June 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Half my family is in the middle of a going-home-to-see-family adventure.  Several things haven't gone quite as planned, and so I find myself unexpectedly in Newark, New Jersey, waiting for two of my … [Read more...]

You May Get A Student Loan Refund

May 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Service members with federal student loans may be eligible for refund of interest and fees if they were mistreated by Sallie Mae and its former subsidiary Navient Solutions. Under the … [Read more...]

Joint Services Transcript Translates Jobs and Schools

April 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Services Transcript (JST) service helps former service members translate their military jobs and schools into a language and format that is easier for employers … [Read more...]

Kate is Clueless: College Financial Aid

April 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

With a sophomore in high school (and three more in the following four years), I am suddenly obsessed with the issue of college and how to pay for it.  It seems like the more research I do, the more … [Read more...]

Transferring The GI Bill To A Spouse

April 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Transferrability of benefits is one of the most amazing things about the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  If you are a long-time Paycheck Chronicles reader, you know that I believe that Congress will act to … [Read more...]