Education Connection launched a new site on August 3 aimed at helping those in the military community best make use of their Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill benefits by matching them with military friendly online colleges.
Online PR News – 04-August-2009 – – Boca Raton, Florida -- On the heels of the August 1 effective date for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Educationconnection.com launched military.educationconnection.com today to help veterans and active duty service-members interested in online education find military friendly schools.
Even though the new GI Bill offers 36 months of tuition payments, a monthly housing allowance, a yearly book stipend, and transferability to family members, service-members who choose to enroll in online colleges will find their benefits decreased.
Many online colleges have made up for this by joining the Yellow Ribbon Program - an agreement with Veterans Affairs to make up some of the tuition costs that the new GI Bill does not cover. Service-members can also elect to keep their Montgomery GI Bill benefits, which may in some cases better cover their education costs.
military.educationconnection.com will help service-members navigate this complex situation, matching them with military friendly schools that can guide them in best making use of their benefits. The site also offers a military-focused checklist of questions designed to gather the data necessary for them to make an informed decision about their benefits and their school.
Education Connection also offers:
• Trained advisors well-versed in military benefits and military friendly schools.
• A blog focused on news pertinent to today’s student.
• A social community on Twitter and Facebook with up-to-date education news and online study tools.
For additional information on Education Connection’s new site for the military community, please contact Natasha Bright.
Education Connection helps students find online colleges that are ideally suited for their academic and career interests, financial resources and lifestyles. Unlike Web-only matching services, Education Connection has experienced admissions advisors available every day to answer questions over the phone. Advisers can guide students through the process of selecting ideal areas of study and help them choose the best academic institutions for different degree programs.
Through their blog and social media sites - blog.educationconnection.com, www.twitter.com/educonnection, and www.facebook.com/EduConnection - Education Connection keeps students informed of news and online tools that are useful to them in their educational pursuits.
Undergraduate and graduate courses are available at online colleges and students can earn degrees ranging from two-year associates to PhDs. Education Connection also provides information about financial aid options, admission procedures, credit transfers and preparing for education success.