Coming back to study, what can I do?

by - June 08, 2018




Hello my beautiful military family! Welcome back!!
I know I've been a little lost and a while ago I do not write related to military life but I've been organizing ideas and topics to write and share with you. Today I'm going to be talking about the help we are given as military spouses but I will mention all the help the militia provides to their active soldiers and their veterans. Among the aids are:

1. Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

2. 911- GI Bill

3. Tuition Assistant

4. Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB-AD & MGIB-SR)

5. Fry Scholarships

6. Spouse and Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)

7. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

8. College Assistance

9. Loan Repayment (LRP)

10. TA “Top Up” Program

11. Work-Study Program

12. Tutorial Assistance Program

13. Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP)

14. General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

Besides these help there are many more, but I'm going to focus on these that are the most common and used. The above grants are divided into Educational Programs (Scholarships), Loans, Subsidies or donations, among others.

Educational programs (Scholarships) are divided by the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.


Tuition Assistance (TA)

1.       What is it?

Military benefit that pays the cost of tuition and some fees.

2.      Who is elegible?

All military members. The criteria is determined by each brand.

              a. Eligibility for TA by branch

Military Branch
Covered
Fees
Eligibility
Air Force
100% Tuition
Not exceed:
$250 sem. Hr
$166 quarter hr
$4500 fiscal yr
Tuition
Lab
Enrollment
Special
Computer
Active Duty
Reserve
Army
100% Tuition
Not exceed:
$250 sem. Hr
$166 quarter hr
$4500 fiscal yr
Tuition
Lab
Enrollment
Special
Computer
Active Duty
ARNG on Active Duty
Army Reserve
Navy
100% Tuition
Not exceed:
$250 sem. Hr
$166 quarter hr
$4500 fiscal yr
Tuition
Lab
Enrollment
Special
Computer
Active Duty
Naval Reserve in Active Duty status
Marines
100% Tuition
Not exceed:
$250 sem. Hr
$166 quarter hr
$4500 fiscal yr
Tuition
Lab
Enrollment
Special
Computer
Active Duty Only
Coast Guard
100% Tuition
Not exceed:
$250 sem. Hr
$166 quarter hr
$2,250 fiscal yr
Tuition
Lab
Active Duty
Reserve in Active Duty status
National Guard



Army National Guard (ARNG)
100% Tuition
Not exceed:
$250 sem. Hr
$166 quarter hr
$4000 fiscal yr
Tuition
Have to be by a accredited college with undergraduate GPA: 2.0 and graduate GPA: 3.0
Air National Guard (ANG)
100% Tuition
Not exceed:
$250 sem. Hr
$166 quarter hr
$4500 fiscal yr
Tuition

ARNG have a lifetime of 130 hrs for undergraduate and 39 hrs for graduate.


b.      Links


3.       Benefits

Cover 100% tuition and fees that doesn’t exceed $250 per semester credit hour, $166 per quarter credit hour and Navy has 16 credit hour annual limit ($4,500)

TA “Top-Up” Program

1.       What is it?

Additional benefit intended to supplement tuition assistance from Military with GI Bill.

2.      Who is elegible?

The person must be approved for federal tuition assistance by a military department and elegible for GI Bill.

3.      Benefits

Pay the remainder that the TA doesn’t pay (about 75%)

GI Bill

Post 9/11 GI Bill

1.       What is it?

Provide up to 36 months (4 years) of education benefits to members and veterans for:
-         College
-         Business Tech or Vocational Courses
-         Correspondence courses
-         Apprenticeship/ Job Training
-         Flight training
-         Licensing and testing program

2.      Who is elegible?

Members (since 9/10/2001) and veterans (90 days of serving)

3.      Benefits

Tuition, fees, living (housing) stipend and book stipend. Is based on the numbers of days on active duty. Some limitations apply on current active duty and the benefits can be transfer to spouse of family member. With a duration of 15 years from last days of active duty.

Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Veteran

1.       What is it?

Provide up 36 months (the same Post 9/11 program, except licensing and testing programs).

2.      Who is eligible?

Active Members served at least 2 years and veterans depending when and low have served.

3.      Benefits

Up to $1,928 per month for full time with a duration of 10 years from last day of active duty.

Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserves

1.       What is it?

Same as MGIB-AD at reduces rates.

2.      Who is elegible?

Six years of obligation to serve. Officers must agree to serve 6 additional years. Must have a High School diploma/GED.

3.      Benefits

Up to $375 per month for full time. The benefits end the day the person leave.

Fry Scholarship Program

1.       What is it?

It’s a scholarship for military members and family.

2.      Who is elegible?

Survivors of military members who died on active duty after 9/11.

3.      Benefits

Pay the same as the Post 9/11 Program.

Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP)

1.       What is it?

Offer partial tuition assistance

2.      Who is elegible?

Spouses of active duty stationed overseas.

3.      Benefits

Cover 50% of course tuition with a maximum of $1,500 per academic year.



1.       What is it?

Financial assistance for military spouses who are persuing degree programs, licenses or credentials.

2.      Who is elegible?

Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2. Doesn’t include coast guard spouses.

3.      Benefits

Pay tuition for education and training courses leading to associates degree. Excluding programs that doesn’t have a major or concentration (General studies, liberal arts and interdisciplinary). Also covers cost for obtaining a license, certificate or certification at an accredited college.

Survivor, Spouses and dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

1.       What is it?

Opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. Used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship and on-the job training.

2.      Who is elegible?

Son, daughter or spouse of military member who died, is missing or permanently disable while on duty.

3.      Benefits

Up to $1,041 per month.


LOANS:

Loan Repayment Program

1.       What is it?

Partially or fully repay college loans.

2.      Who is elegible?

Enlisted members only.  The eligibility is determined by the following factors:
-         Branch
-         MOS
-         Terms of Contract

3.      Benefits

All members services

GRANTS

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

1.       What is it?

Grant to provide help to family members

2.      Who is elegible?

Active Duty children and navy spouses stationed overseas. Must be full/part time student.

3.      Benefits

Funds range from $1,500 a year for undergraduate and $1,750 a year for graduate.

OTHER PROGRAMS:

Work-Study Program

1.       What is it?

Program for full time or ¾ time student in a college degree program or vocational where you can earn while you learn with a VA work-study allowance.

2.      Who is elegible?

Available to person training under one of the VA benefit program:
-         GI Bill
-         Vocational Rehabilitation
-         DEA
-         Dependents must be eligible

3.      Benefits

Earn hourly wage equal to the minimum wage federal or state.


Tutorial Assistance Program

1.       What is it?

For programs you’re having problems with.

2.      Who is elegible?

If you’re receiving VA benefits at half time or more rate.

3.      Benefits

VA may provide you with a tutor or with information for finding one.

I'm taking a Pharmacy Tech Program using MyCAA Program and until now there haven't been any problem. When I was enrolling the process was super easy and the people who work with them was super attentive and helpful. Also the people of the College was friendly, informative and always are looking to see how I'm going even though I'm taking an online program. Here are some good colleges or universities:
  1. Ashworth College
  2. Old Dominion University
  3. Bryant & Straton College
  4. Here is a extend list of Military friendly Colleges and Universities or you can click here.


I hope that this information is helpful to know the diferents help that the military provide to his members and family. Love you guys! Happy Friday!! 



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