Getting an Education During and After the Military: Overview

Military Service Earns Educational Perks

When it comes to actually taking advantage of the benefits available, it can be a long and complicated process full of paperwork and waiting. Instead of letting that become a deterrent to a very affordable -- or possibly even free -- education, learn how to push past the red tape and get started on your educational journey.




College Anytime, Anywhere -- Even in Afghanistan

It wasn't easy for Sgt. Daniel Staggs of the U.S. Air Force, but his college degree is proof that it can be done. A recent Ashford University graduate who earned his bachelor's degree in social and criminal justice online while stationed in Afghanistan, Staggs says that it's all in the preparation.




I Went Back to School After Serving in the Military

My name is Chris, I am 28 years old and I am an Army veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. I am married with a 1-year-old son, I work full time and I am a senior in college. There isn't one thing about my life that I would do differently.




Military Kids Face A Unique Set Of Academic Challenges

"Long and frequent deployments, with short dwell times in between, have placed stresses on Army children and families already challenged by frequent moves and parental absences. These stresses may present in the form of social, emotional, or behavioral problems among children at home and at school."


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