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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

5 Steps to Transfer College Credits During a PCS

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It also puts you in good standing when you do have to PCS: Students who transfer mid-college with a two-year degree already in hand are a lot more likely to get their bachelor's degree. Seventy-two percent of associate's degree holders who transfer mid-schooling still get their bachelor's degree. "I should have done that," Rachel said. "I had that option, and I really regret not taking it. If I had an associate's right now, even if I sti... more

Avoiding the Online Diploma Mill

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Military spouses often consider taking classes online when returning to school. And for good reason: Attending an online institution can help you balance the stresses of military life and academia. You can study from anywhere. Your academic options open up when you are not forced to attend whatever school is closest to your military installation. Military spouses, rejoice! But how do you find a program that is actually a good investment... more

Commentary: Providing Kids the Education They Need

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Folks may have heard a lot about the Common Core State Standards recently, but what’s been missing from the discussion is how important the standards are to our military families. I’m a third-grade teacher in Florida, and I have seen the importance of the Common Core standards in my classroom. But more personally, I saw the importance in my own family when I became the guardian of my 16-year-old niece Kayla while her mother and father we... more

How To Get Military Spouse Cash For College

What is the secret to getting the most money possible to pay for school when you are a military spouse? Getting your FAFSA in right away. On January 1, the annual free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) will be released and with it will come a deluge of applications seeking help paying for school. The earlier you get your application in, the more likely you are to receive the maximum financial help you deserve. Want that maximum... more

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Booted Hickam Spouse Wins New Contract Process

A military spouse owned small fitness business that was given the boot from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii in late May after a contract was instead awarded to different company has won a request for a fresh contracting process. Rather than allow the original winner, non-military affiliated Boot Camp Hawaii, to move forward, officials with JBPHH ... Continue Reading

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