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Continuing your education may be a good investment in yourself. It may give you skills and knowledge that will help you in life, no matter what job or career you choose.
As a military member, military education benefits afford you many educational opportunities. Not only can you attend a four-year college or university, but other options include trade school, flight school, apprenticeships, certification programs, graduate school, and more.
Once you think you know what educational path you’d like to pursue, start reviewing your military educational benefits, and whether you’ll need additional funds. Then research what options are best for you, such as grants or scholarships, federal or VA work-study, or student loans.
But before you take out student loans, figure out how much money you actually need. You may be able to get by without a loan. Remember, a loan is money you’ll have to repay.
If you need civilian financial aid, talk to the schools or programs that interest you, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as you can, and renew your application every year you’re in school and need additional financial aid.
Education may help you:
If you need financial aid:
And, remember that money is not the only factor to consider when comparing schools. Consider other factors, such as, whether the school:
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