Students Getting Credit for Military Service

The upcoming July Fourth holiday is a time for patriotism and expressing our appreciation for our freedom – protected, of course, by the sacrifices of military service members.While we’ve covered topics related to service members paying for college, the Student Loan Ranger wanted to highlight a lesser-known education benefit: college credit for time served in the military.

Many people are aware that serving in the military can help reduce student loan debt. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill rewards eligible service members by paying full tuition and fees at public colleges and a little more than $22,000 per year at a private or international institution.

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