Most people who have served on active duty recognize a key benefit is the GI Bill, where some or all of your education will be paid because you served your country. The process is somewhat dynamic, each college or university has financial specialists in this area, and we can assist you with getting started in the process. For those who served prior to 9/11/2001 (except for specific exceptions) your education benefits expired after 10 years from your release from active duty. The post 9/11 GI Bill recognizes that living expenses are high, forcing some to work while attending school, causing them to be less than successful in their educational pursuits. It provides a reasonable living allowance in addition to education expenses. The GI Bill is not just for college, but can be used for specialty schools, trade schools, etc. Massachusetts also waives tuition and some fees for public colleges, but that is based on a “space available” basis at each school. Additional information can be found here or by calling 1-888-442-4551.
For those who would like to attend college, but fear getting back into the education process because you have been away for several years, the Veterans Upward Bound Program is available to assess your needs and provide you skills for success at college. If you are looking to advance your education, let us assist you in getting started.