The benefits of education

Military members have much to potentially gain from continued education — from increased earning power to more job options.

Sailors taking a college course on board their ship

This topic will explore:

  • Why continuing your education — whether you go to a college, attend a trade school, or become professionally certified — is an investment in your future
  • How you can use your military benefits and other sources to fund your education
  • How civilian financial aid works, how you can apply for it, and how you pay it back

In this first lesson, you’ll learn how education can:

  • Provide skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life, no matter where you live or what job you do
  • Help you increase your earning power
  • Open up more possibilities for careers and jobs

Think of furthering your education as an investment in yourself.

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