Lots of advice here on how to pay for your education.

Also, free help anytime by emailing Help@VetsEdSuccess.org

HOW TO PAY FOR SCHOOL

  • GI Bill.  We can help you figure out your GI Bill.  Most veterans serving after 9/11 will be eligible for the full 36 months of Post-9/11 GI Bill.  For more information, click here.

  • Defense Department “Tuition Assistance” can be used by servicemembers to pay for college courses.  For more information, click here.

  • Community College of the Air Force, a well-regarded military college, allows servicemembers to earn college credits up to an Associate’s degree while still serving.  For more information, click here.

  • CLEP exams can be used to earn college credit for the fraction of the cost of a college course.  For servicemembers, DANTES can pay your test fees.   For more information, click here.

  • Loans – but be careful!  “Federal” government loans are much safer than “private loans.”  Some private loan companies have been sued in court for defrauding students.  Even with “federal” loans you need to be careful not to take on too much debt.  Paying off loans is hard!  Always remember your public college or university in your state is going to be a lot more affordable and might be free.  For more information on federal student loans, click here.

  • Military Scholarships and Grants can make college more affordable by paying some or all of your tuition and fees.  See below for a list of scholarships and grants.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENT VETERANS AND MILITARY-CONNECTED STUDENTS

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars (here)
  • Wells Fargo’s Veterans Scholarship (here)
  • Wells Fargo’s Veterans Emergency Grant Program (here)
  • Sentinels of Freedom Scholarships for severely wounded (here)
  • Thanks USA Scholarship (here)
  • Scholarship for members of Army Aviation Association of America (here)
  • The American Legion Auxiliary Non-Traditional Student Scholarship (here)
  • AMVETS Scholarship (here)
  • Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association Scholarship (for STEM studies) (here)
  • List of scholarships at Student Veterans of America (here)
  • List of scholarships at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (here)
  • List of scholarships at U.S. Department of Education (here)
  • Scholarships for military children (here and here)
  • Scholarships for military spouses (here and here)
  • Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship (here)
  • Bonsai Finance Veterans Scholarship (here)
  • Council of College and Military Educators (here)
  • Marine Corps League Scholarship (here)
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship (here)
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship (here)
  • Pro Vets Memorial Scholarship (here)
  • Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship (here)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Sports Clips Help A Hero Scholarship (here)
  • Veterans United Foundation Scholarship (here)
  • Wisconsin GI Bill (here)
  • Women’s Overseas Service League (here)

**Before you start school, get help getting ready from Warrior Scholar Project

Pro Tip: Some “scholarships” offered by a college are only tricks to lure you into a “bad actor” college, with hidden fees. Don’t fall for it. The Military Child Education Coalition has information regarding scholarships and grants to help prospective students.

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