Career Training for Veterans and Spouses

June 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Looking for training to help make it easier to find work? The Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP) is open to veterans and transitioning service members, and the spouses of veterans and active … [Read more...]

Don’t Default On Student Loans

June 11, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A piece in last Sunday's New York Times has fired up the internet.  Lee Siegel's  Why I Defaulted On My Student Loans is a narcissistic, illogical rant about the cost of higher education and the … [Read more...]

Better Instructions To Transfer GI Bill

March 26, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Last week, Navy leadership announced an update to the official instruction for the transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to family members.  While it is a Navy specific instruction, the … [Read more...]

Free ACT, SAT, and LSAT Prep Programs

March 05, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Do you have a child that will be taking the SAT or ACT in upcoming years?  Are you thinking of taking the LSAT?  You definitely want to take advantage of nearly free SAT, ACT, and LSAT preparation … [Read more...]

FAFSA Webinar Tomorrow

February 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Being military can make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) just a little bit more confusing that it is for everyone else.  What do I include?  What if I live in housing?  We live … [Read more...]

Military Saves Week: How Will You Participate?

February 13, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The annual Military Saves Week program is coming, 23 to 28 February 2015.  Every base or installation will be having some sort of activities related to this Department of Defense-sponsored awareness … [Read more...]

GI Bill Likely To Change

February 04, 2015 | Kate Horrell
GI Bill Changes graphic

The recent Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) report once again highlights the fact that the current, amazingly generous Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits aren't guaranteed … [Read more...]

MyCAA Education Funds Underused

February 02, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I have been meaning to do a MyCAA update for months.  And then this interesting report was published by the Rand Corporation, and it sat open on my computer for a while.  And then, my colleague Amy … [Read more...]

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...]