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Virginia Offers In-State Tuition Rates for All Military Dependents

All dependents of military service members stationed in Virginia are eligible for in-state college tuition rates, a move that should save military families thousands of dollars in higher education costs. According to the text of the bill signed April 6 by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, dependents of military members permanently stationed at any of the number of military bases in the state will be considered residents of Virginia for the purpose of ... more

Help for Military Spouses Going Back to School

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A college degree may lead to better job opportunities and better pay. In fact, earning a bachelor's or graduate degree increases one's average hourly wage compared to those with only a high school diploma, according to a Rand Corp. survey. However, going back to school for military spouses is a sizeable time commitment and an expensive financial obligation. What's more, constant relocation may cause a spouse to lose credits if he or she tr... more

Squeeze Every Dime From MyCAA

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If you have been a milspouse for more than a year, you have probably heard a lot of complaints about MyCAA, the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses. The complaints are all true -- MyCAA offers less money than it used to. The limited rank availability can make starting and finishing your degree (while balancing the financial needs of your household) while you’re still eligible a little tricky. Also, if you want t... more

Military Spouse Education Help 101

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Thinking about going back to school but worried military life might get in the way? Good news for you: Being a military spouse can actually make some parts of going back to school easier, especially when it comes to paying for a program. Here's what you need to know about miltiary spouse education help. MyCAA If you're looking for a two-year degree, MyCAA is the best place for you to start. MyCAA is a tuition assistance tool that covers job... more

What Does It Take To Be An Online Student?

Attending school online has come a long way. Not too long ago, online classes only had the basic necessities required to pass a class: assignment list, announcements and drop box for completed work. Today, online classrooms might not differ as much from a traditional education as you might think. A main difference between online and traditional ... more

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