When it comes to financial aid for veterans, there are many options to consider. Along with this, dependents of veterans may also qualify for financial assistance for their education.
For those interested in obtaining detailed information and speaking with a qualified representative, it is best to contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Publication
The Department of Veterans Affairs publishes a pamphlet known as ?Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents.? As the name suggests, it contains information pertaining to educational benefits available to all veterans of the United States Military as well as their dependents. With more than 100 pages of information, this is a great place to start.
If you are interested, this pamphlet can be picked up from a regional VA office or a local VA hospital. You can also request a copy by writing to the Department of Veterans Affairs at:
Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Affairs (80D)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Military Officers Association of America
The Military Officers Association of America, also known as the MOAA, provides several financial assistance programs to veterans and their dependents. This includes student loans, grants, and scholarships.
Some of the other organizations that are well known for providing educational financial assistance include:
– Army Emergency Relief
– Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
– Air Force Aid Society
– Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
– National Association for Uniformed Services
– Coast Guard Mutual Aid
What is the ThanksUSA Scholarship Program?
The ThanksUSA Scholarship Program is often times overlooked by veterans. This is a non-profit tax-exempt charity that helps provide American troops with money for college. Every year, approximately 500 scholarships valued at $3,000 each are awarded to veterans interested in studying at a two or four year institution.
This program is available to active duty personnel as well as veterans and their dependents.
Most people are familiar with more traditional options, such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill. While it is important to consider these options, you don?t want to overlook non-traditional assistance programs such as those detailed above.
Like all students, as a veteran you need to focus on taking whatever steps necessary to more easily afford a college education. The same holds true for those with at least one parent who served in the Military.
With so many financial assistance programs, obtaining money for college is easier than ever before.