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  1. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jason Snider studies aboard the amphibious assault ship Nassau. Snider is taking a college level English course given by the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education. MCSN Jonathan Pankau/Navy

    TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible

    An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  2. California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

    California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  3. Mission Family: Free online resources for school year

    While you're getting back into school routines for your children, and perhaps even for yourself, consider some of the free resources the Defense Department provides that can help you with research and even free tutoring and homework help.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  4. Veterans Upward Bound aims at helping vets hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers. Courtesy of Veterans Upward Bound

    Upward Bound continues to prepare vets for college

    A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  5. Middle and high school teachers get a close-up look at a glider that scientists will use to research the behavior of penguins and how ocean conditions affect them and their food source. The project is one example of the educational opportunities available to students at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Mark R. Sullivan/Gannett

    Underwater robotic research inspires students

    In the cold waters off Antarctica, a solitary, yellow glider named the 'Blue Hen' keeps track of the penguins that graduate student Megan Cimino monitors from a lab in Lewes.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  6. First-generation college students eager, hopeful

    In the weeks leading up to her first day of college, Lauren Serrano had the typical jitters.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  7. Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

    By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  8. 'Not recommended' list of schools draws criticism

    For years, public officials and organizations have warned veterans not to waste their education benefits at bad schools. But those warnings have almost always neglected to detail which schools are 'bad.'

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  9. Law seeks to expand in-state tuition for all

    A bill signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 7, dedicated primarily to overhauling veterans' health care, also includes a major victory for education advocates.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  10. Education Department to ease student loan rules

    The Education Department said Thursday it will try to make it easier for students and parents with troubled credit histories to get college loans.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  11. Tactical Veteran: Put school to the test before you enroll

    Knowing you have GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of tuition for school should make the decision to attend college easier.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  12. University of Maryland University College military students participate in a class discussion at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The military is applying new rules on how troops can use tuition assistance money to further their off-duty personal education. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Poor college grades mean you may have to repay TA

    Troops may begin to think twice before tapping tuition assistance benefits starting this fall when new Pentagon rules will require more service members who get bad grades to repay their tuition money with out-of-pocket cash.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  13. Post-9/11 GI Bill turns 5

    Seventy years ago, the original GI Bill provided a bridge to the middle class for veterans returning from war who may have otherwise found limited opportunity in the civilian world.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  14. Adm. William H. McRaven is seen delivering the commencement address in May at The University of Texas at Austin. The Associated Press

    SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System

    University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  15. Spc. Bradley Darnell, an Army food service specialist, shaved a semester off his associate degree from Central Texas College with credit for his military training. Lance Rosenfield

    Most popular colleges: What to know before you go

    Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  16. Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

    A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  17. Online university to give discount to community college grads

    Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  18. Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  19. DoD tightens tuition assistance rules

    Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  20. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images

    College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire

    Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  21. Rear Adm. Mike White, who took over Naval Education and Training Command in January, speaks with sailors aboard the cruiser Princeton in April 2013 as part of his old job as commander of Carrier Strike Group 11. MC2 Jason Behnke/Navy

    Training boss talks classroom changes

    Whether training recruits, operating schoolhouses or overseeing the force's general military training, Naval Education and Training Command runs sailor education and development from cradle to grave.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
  22. Colleges are for sale but they continue to recruit on bases

    Their college campuses are for sale and they're under attack from federal regulators, but that hasn't stopped a pair of for-profit schools from recruiting new students at military bases.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  23. U.S. to review University of Phoenix records

    Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Education Department will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  24. Pilot Jake Stoltz, left, and Trevor Woods of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota remotely pilot a Draganflyer X4ES drone during a conference last month. They were demonstrating possible law enforcement applications. The unmanned aerial systems field is expected to be a $90 billion industry by 2025, according to some experts. Bruce Crummy/ / The Associated Press

    Ohio colleges team up on drone programs

    Ohio State University said it will partner with a southwest Ohio community college to position students at both institutions for careers in drone technology.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  25. VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

    Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
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