Usually being in the military means having a chance at a secure future, but this is not always the case. Some of the may benefits given to former military personnel have been temporarily halted due to budget expenses. This is the current status for the Army and the Marines as they have stopped tuition assistance momentarily. There is no word as to when we can expect tuition assistance to come back, but this can cause lots of problems for a lot of people. There are soldiers all over the world that put their life on the line to fight for our country, the least we can do is help them pursue a college degree by cutting down on their college expenses. Even though two branches of halted their help, don’t fear because there are other options to pursue!
There are still lots and lots of scholarships out there with heavy amounts that can chip away at that mountain of a tuition. College tuition is expected to rise every year and get more and more expensive, so scholarships do wonders at helping bring that total cost down. Scholarships and grants are literally free money given to those who the hosts see fit to receive their reward. Perhaps the best part about these scholarships is that there are some that can apply to the entire family. That’s right, whether it’s your spouse or even your kids, they can reap the benefits of your military background just the same. These scholarships are fantastic, very easy to get, and most important they are actually large sums that can really make a difference in your tuition.
Another thing to realize is that the recent stop of tuition assistance is coming from the federal government. The state however has lots of say in benefits that you can receive with your military background too though. Check to see what the guidelines are in your state and see what all you’re qualified for. Who knows, maybe with your certain military experience you could be getting tuition for free! This is the case for any POW, MIA, or injured veterans in the state of North Dakote, so check to see what you might be eligible for! There is free money out there for your taking. You put your life on the line to fight for our country and thus you should be aided in the attempt to obtain a formal college degree.