Where do you begin when searching for financial aid or tuition assistance as a military veteran? The search can be a daunting one – especially as a service member or military family when your free time is at a premium. We have compiled a list of education benefit websites and sources for educational financial aid.
Updated annually by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the publication Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents contains information about education and training benefits available to veterans and eligible dependents. [VA Pamphlet 80-02-1, 114 pages, Stock Number 051-000-00225-3.]
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (2006 Edition) – This booklet lists the variety of federal benefits available to veterans and their dependents.
Click here to view the booklet as a series of Web pages.
Organizations that offer educational assistance to military personnel, veterans and their dependents include:
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. Offers VADM E.P. Travers Scholarship and Loan Program, USS Tennessee Scholarship Fund,Dependents of Deceased Service Members Scholarship Program,Admiral Mike Boorda Scholarship Program, Bridge Loans for Tuition Assistance Program and GI Bill and Spouse Tuition Aid Program (STAP).
Coast Guard Mutual Aid. Offers the CGMA Supplemental Education Grant (SEG) Program, Stafford/PLUS Loan Origination Fee Refund Program and CGMA Supplemental Student Loans. See also the USCG Foundation Education Grant Program.