Digital Innovation Team to Help Shape ‘Force of the Future’

September 03, 2015 | Tom Philpott

By Tom Philpott Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s “Force of the Future” initiative is expected to include a unique Defense Digital Services office that, within a year, would hire up to 100 top … [Read more...]

Access to GI Bill Transferability May Tighten

June 01, 2015 | Terry Howell

A hint that the Congress is seeking budget savings in the form of tightening access to Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability is hidden in the details of the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense … [Read more...]

New Ruling Opens Ed Benefit to All Texas Vets

January 27, 2015 | Terry Howell

According to an article posted on, a judge recently struck down a clause in a the Hazlewood Act that limits veterans' tuition benefits to those who enlisted in the military while … [Read more...]

New ‘In-State Tuition’ Rule for GI Bill

September 04, 2014 | Tom Philpott

MILITARY UPDATE: Understanding New 'In-State Tuition' Ceiling on GI Bill Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new “in-state tuition” … [Read more...]

Free SAT/ACT PowerPrep Software Offer

May 27, 2014 | Terry Howell

The eKnowledge Military Donation Project has donated more than 207,000 SAT and ACT programs valued at over $48 million at no profit to the company. The Donation Project is supported by professional … [Read more...]

Coast Guard to Cut Tuition Assistance Payment Rates

November 21, 2013 | Terry Howell

The Coast Guard announced that they are reinstating the pre-2001 75/25 cost-share based Tuition Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2014. The new 2014 tuition assistance policy will mark the … [Read more...]

New Bill to Reform Education for Vets and Troops

November 18, 2013 | Terry Howell

The Serve Act of 2013 - Bipartisan legislation aims to improve the quality of educational programs for servicemembers and veterans. Last week Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), … [Read more...]

Military Tuition Assistance Safe from Budget Cuts?

October 23, 2013 | Terry Howell

Defense Department Comptroller, Robert Hale, recently told the press that the DoD is not planning to cut military tuition assistance back “substantially.” Although this statement may have been … [Read more...]

DoD Updates the Education MOU

August 19, 2013 | Terry Howell

The DoD issued a proposed rule to update the DoD Volutary Education Partnership MOU. Colleges and universities which intend to participate in the DoD’s Tuition Assistance program must sign … [Read more...]

Bill Would Make Tuition Rates Fair for Vets

July 16, 2013 | Terry Howell

In January of this year, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL) and Ranking Member Mike Michaud (ME) of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 357) that would require … [Read more...]

VA Offers Vocational and Educational Counseling

June 17, 2013 | Terry Howell

By Curtis L. Coy - Did you know that VA can provide free vocational and educational counseling services for transitioning Servicemembers and individuals eligible for GI Bill benefits (Montgomery, … [Read more...]

The Latest on Military Tuition Assistance

May 08, 2013 | Terry Howell

I think it is a good time to see how things have settled out, now that the military tuition assistance fray has ended (at least for now). Marine Corps Tuition Assistance – Although the Marine … [Read more...]