Education Expenses and the Military

The Army has recently announced a change to their GI Bill transferability policy that will impact service members with 20 or more years of service in August of this year. Currently, service members with less than 20 years of service can transfer their GI Bill benefits to a spouse or dependent by signing on for 4 more years of service,  a stipulation that doesn’t currently apply to retirement-eligible service members; in August that will no longer be the case.

The personal finance group will provide more details on these changes as well as many other important components of the GI Bill and other ways to finance education expenses during a 2-part webinar series.

On May 21, Dr. Barbara O’Neill will present Paying for Post-Secondary Education Expenses Part 1, which will focus on options for paying for college and the benefits of continuing education. Dr. O’Neill will provide participants with a myriad of online resources that provide information about meeting the cost of tuition and other educational expenses.

On June 17  Leland Drew Hill, Associate Director of Veteran’s Affairs with Embry-Riddle University, will together present the second part, Paying for Educational Expenses & the GI Bill. This session will focus on the benefits afforded to service members to continue their education.

Both sessions will be offered at 11 a.m. Eastern. Please visit the hyperlinks above for important information about connecting to the online presentation platform.


This post was originally posted on the Military Families Learning Network blog on April 26, 2013.



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