Financial Aid

7 Ways To Maximize Your Military Education Benefits

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Here are a few points to keep in mind to help you get the most from your hard-earned education benefits.

When Yvonne Millan joined the U.S. Army in 2000, she had three goals in mind.

First, to serve her country. Second, to earn a college education. And third, to prepare for the civilian career she would pursue after she completed her military service.

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5 Private Scholarships For Military Veterans

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jan 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Spring deadlines are approaching for several veteran scholarships from private foundations and organizations.

If you’re a veteran looking to finance a college degree, the first thing you should do is apply for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill®, which is the leading financial aid option if you have been honorably discharged within the past 10 years.

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Campaign To Support Military Students Raises $10,247

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Aug 6, 2013 11:26:00 AM

Success of “40 Dollars/40 Years Campaign” exceeds expectations.

A special campaign to support Saint Leo University’s Military Student Services Fund has raised more than $10,247.

The “40 Dollars/40 Years Campaign” was conducted as part of Saint Leo University’s 40th anniversary celebration of educating service men and women.

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Topics: Military

Fundraising Campaign To Support Military Students

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 25, 2013 8:21:00 AM

The "40 Dollars/40 Years Campaign" will benefit the Military Student Services Fund.

As part of Saint Leo University's 40th anniversary celebration of educating service men and women, a special 40-hour fundraising campaign to support the university’s Military Student Services Fund will kick off on July 30 at 8 a.m.

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Topics: Military

Military Tuition Assistance Update: Benefits Reinstated

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 28, 2013 8:03:00 AM

What does the most recent legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President meant to Saint Leo students who are active-duty servicemembers?

Last week, the House passed a stopgap spending bill that averted the government shutdown that had been looming before us. HR 933, which has been re-named the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, includes two amendments. One of these amendments, the Hagen-Inhofe amendment, reinstates tuition assistance for active-duty military that was cut as a result of budget sequestrations. It has now been signed into law.

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Options To Consider Following Military Tuition Assistance Cuts

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 14, 2013 3:23:00 PM


The recent suspension of Tuition Assistance programs for active servicemembers has raised a lot of questions. Here are some answers, as well as some information on your other options to pay for courses.

 

If you are an active member of the U.S. military – as well as a student enrolled in an online degree program or an on-ground program – the military tuition assistance sequester cuts have undoubtedly left you with a lot of questions about how you can continue to pursue your education.

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The 5 Most Common Questions About Military Education Benefits

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 12, 2013 8:21:00 AM

Increasing numbers of veterans are taking advantage of military education benefits and are pursuing their degrees. Here are some of the most common questions they ask Veterans Affairs certifying officials at Saint Leo University about the benefits process.

In place now for three years, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) is the most generous education benefit for veterans since the original GI Bill® became law following World War II.

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Topics: Military