Education Programs and Opportunities

WRNMMC Education Process

The education process for Wounded Warriors at WRNMMC is explained here.

Near-Term (NT) Education Program

The Near-Term Education Program for Wounded Warriors begins when a WW becomes an outpatient in the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU).

Long-Term (LT) Education Program

The planning of Long-Term Education begins while the Wounded Warrior and spouse are in outpatient status at the MTF.

Education Opportunities

Higher Education Resources for Vets and Their Families

Read about than 150 resources to help student veterans and their families overcome the challenges of higher education and career training.

Tutoring for Active Duty Service Members

tutor_comThe Department of Defense is now offering unlimited access to certified, professional tutors 24/7 through partnership with Tutors.com. This service is available to active duty personnel and their dependents, as well as the dependents of Wounded Warriors and survivors.

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and Central Texas College Bachelor and Masters Degree Programs

This article provides information about how courses taken by wounded Warriors at Walter Reed, Ft Meade or Ft Belvoir can be transferred to colleges and universities by the Wounded Warrior once discharged or goes home all around the country or overseas.

Veteran’s Guide to Online College Success

Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service. Yet today’s student veterans are dropping out at alarming rates – a 2012 study found that 88 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans left school after their freshman year. Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service. Yet today’s student veterans are dropping out at alarming rates – a 2012 study found that 88 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans left school after their freshman year. This guide is for student veterans looking for extra support and resources to gain a college degree.

Financial Aid for Veterans & Dependents

Scholarships, Grants & Tuition Assistance for Servicemembers to Attend School

In 2014, more than 800,000 veterans used their Post 9/11 GI Bill to further their post-secondary educations, which is a 67 percent increase from 2009.  The rapid rise in enrollment is evidence in the value service members place on education.  For many, it’s the single best way to increase the post-military quality of life.  Sometimes, however, GI Benefits aren’t enough to fully cover the cost a degree.  Depending on the amount of shortfall, it can strain a family’s budget to pay the difference.  This guide delves deeply into the financial aid programs available to veterans, spouses and dependents.  We’ve included information on the GI Bill, scholarships and grants, along with some important programs you may not know about.  You’ll also find links to financial aid sources for veterans, dependents and students in general.

Financial Aid for Veterans, Their Spouses, and Children

Before discussing scholarships along with grants that veterans, their spouses, and children can use, it is worth discussing the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under this bill, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides service members who served after September 10, 2001, with considerable benefits. Those who qualify, receive financial support that partly or fully covers tuition and fees, monthly housing allowance, or expenses on books among other costs for 36 months of studying. Some educational institutions, particularly those providing degrees in higher learning, may also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funds they use while covering their education programs. In many cases, veterans may combine their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with other grants. Mind though that additional consultation is necessary because scholarship writing may affect the Post-9/11 GI Bill payment amount.  Apart from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the US veterans, as well as their family members, benefit from many other grants aimed at making high-quality education more accessible.  This website here has reviewed the most appealing options and prepared a list of relevant veteran scholarships and grants.

Scholarships for Active Military, Veterans, and Families

Those who have sacrificed for our nation should not have to deal with excessive financial burdens that come with the cost of higher education. Even though the GI Bill provides educational assistance for tuition, housing, books, and supplies, this benefit may not cover all of your out-of-pocket costs. Plenty of organizations offer scholarships and grants to deserving military members and their families. Below is a comprehensive list of scholarships offered to active-duty service members, veterans, and their spouses and children.  We have gathered scholarships for service members as well as their families. Some scholarships are available to either either and are listed in both sections below.