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Familiarize yourself with military school basics and find out which degrees are most popular with military students. Find out how to participate in voluntary education programs for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or the Coast Guard.

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College Planning for Military Students

Planning for College as a Military Student

Start your new education off right by learning all about military student back-to-school basics. Explore the best schools and the top degrees for military students and see how you can benefit both educationally and financially from specialized programs for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard veterans.

How to Pay for College

Learn everything there is to know about the GI Bill and the basics of military financial aid. See how your family can benefit from your veteran status and what you need to do to apply to military scholarships. Get a detailed breakdown of military student aid and education benefits by military branch, including Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Guard tuition assistance.

College Life

Explore the many different types of colleges and universities, from two-year public community colleges to four-year private universities, all suitable for military students like you. See what you can expect when choosing college classes and college degree programs. Don't hesitate to get involved on campus by joining student organizations or campus clubs.

Career Planning for Military Students

Whether you go to a community college or a four-year school, find out how to align your education with your career goals and which degrees lead to the highest salaries. Get overviews of major career fields and see how military students can retrain for a new career or make sure they keep the one they have. Explore in demand careers in everything from business to nursing.