How to Pay for College While on Active Duty

ACTIVE-DUTY MEMBERS OF the military are frequently enrolled in college either part time or full time, whether at a school on or near their base in the U.S., through online courses or at a university abroad. To advance their career goals and take advantage of educational opportunities, service members have access to unique education benefits and resources to pay for college.

Those who are on active duty or in the reserves or National Guard are often considered nontraditional students, but their ages can vary. More colleges have created positions or offices to support military service members and veterans in recent years, experts say, and these on-campus resources are a good place for such students to ask questions and receive assistance in obtaining financial aid.

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