Military spouse- tuition discount?

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Barbie
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Military spouse- tuition discount?

Postby Barbie » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:51 pm

My husband is seriously considering joining the military (hasn't decided which branch yet) and I've heard of many of the various incentives offered... but am wondering if I would get any sort of discount for tuition (attending law school at a public school in my home state)?

Also, any other input/advice any of you might have on helping him choose a branch (he is about to graduate with his degree in business).

Thanks.

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Re: Military spouse- tuition discount?

Postby Barbie » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:04 am

nothing ? :( bump!

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Re: Military spouse- tuition discount?

Postby adelon » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:24 am

Not really. The post-9/11 GI bill is transferable to a spouse, but you need three years of completed service to get the full benefits, IIRC. After a year he might be able to transfer some prorated benefit, but it'd be an incredible waste. GI benefits are very complex, so I'd advise you to do your own research if you wanted to look that way.

Individual states or universities may have their own policies. My undergrad had a veterans services desk. You could consult that at your law school or, failing that, the financial aid office or state/local veterans services to see if there are state benefits for military spouses (something I would not expect to be the case, unfortunately).

I'm just gonna assume the husband wants to go officer.

Nobody's really hiring right now. AF and CG are as good as closed off, and Navy is getting that way too, from what I hear. Might be some opportunities for Army and NG positions.

With a business degree, the obvious answer is Navy supply corps. It's related to his degree, and it's a guaranteed position, unlike some other services where you choose your job after completing initial training. It all depends on what you want to get out of it, though. The services all have different cultures and missions.

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Re: Military spouse- tuition discount?

Postby Barbie » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:32 am

Thanks for the info !

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Re: Military spouse- tuition discount?

Postby Skipper2014 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:36 am

Psssshhhh should have just PM'd me :wink:

Unfortunately no. He would need to be in the service for 3 years before he's even eligible for 100% of the post 9/11 GI bill and 6 years before he can transfer them to his spouse.

http://www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/ch33 ... mphlet.pdf




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