Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Education Resources

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Many veterans have earned education benefits available through the G.I. Bill.

From college to tech school and job training programs, pursuing an education is a tremendous growth opportunity.

Education Services and Resources Near You

Center for School, College & Career Resources

GI Bill College Benefits Transfer Higher Education Resources for Vets and Their Families Veteran’s Guide to Online College Success Financial…(more)

UCF’s VARC

The University of Central Florida’s Veterans Academic Resource Center or VARC, is your one-stop solution to your needs as a student veteran. We…(more)

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Rotary Club of Watertown, NY | Purple Heart Scholarship Fund

In 2004, as part of Rotary’s celebration of One Hundred years of service to people throughout the world, the Watertown…(more)

GPS for Success

GPS for Success is a new multi-platform website that students and adults can use to learn about career opportunities, income…(more)

Financial & Educational Resources

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

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Women Veterans Call Center

Calling All Women Who Served in the United States Military! Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you have a…(more)

Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

Women are one of the fastest growing subgroup of Veterans, and we are signing up for VA health care and…(more)

Women Veterans Resources/National Veterans Foundation

Our Women Veteran Resources program connects women veterans with appropriate resources to help them transition to civilian life after leaving…(more)

Peninsula Fine Arts Center: Healing Arts Program for Veterans

Healing Arts program at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center enables active-duty soldiers, veterans, and their families to address the emotional…(more)

So Say We All

So Say We All offers free creative writing and storytelling workshops to the public, programs for populations without access,  teaching…(more)

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Liberty Source

Liberty Source is dedicated to launching and sustaining the careers of members of the military community with a focus on…(more)

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of…(more)

Veterans Upward Bound WSU

Wichita State University Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a pre-college program designed to assist veterans with the college admission and…(more)

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BestSchools.com

Current and former military servicemembers and their spouses are eligible for millions of dollars in education-related financial aid every year.…(more)

RecruitMilitary

Register online to search a job database created with veterans in mind.  Employers are also able to search through keywords…(more)

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Human Hug Project

Founded by Marine Veterans Ian Michael and Gino Greganti, the Human Hug Project wants to visit every VA medical center…(more)

Vetshouse

Vetshouse, Inc. is a unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. It is not a shelter, but a…(more)

Valor Run

Valor Run, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our mission is to unite communities through running events…(more)

Mission United

Mission United is a collective effort that addresses the complicated and fragmented systems for veteran services currently in place. It…(more)

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2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits-Best Schools

Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of…(more)

2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits

Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of…(more)

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Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation

Dedicated to both the living and the deceased—a setting for coming together or quiet meditation—the Memorial holds a special place…(more)

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KLRN Public Television Military Memorials Map

View a map of military memorials and monuments in the South Central Texas region. We’ve listed places (near and far) for…(more)

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Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group

The Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group is a cost-free writing group for service members, veterans, and military family members of…(more)

Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets

The Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets program offers approved riders free rides within a 13-county area for needs such as doctor…(more)

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Indianapolis Art Center

The Indianapolis Art Center is one of the largest community art facilities in the United States not connected with a…(more)

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VSA Indiana

Mission: VSA Indiana transforms the lives of people with disabilities through the creation of art. Our Story: The statewide leader…(more)

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Fort Riley Services

We must provide quality programs, services, and facilities to our Soldiers, their Families, retirees, and our civilian employees at a…(more)

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Veteran Entrepreneur Academy launches

The Texas Veterans Commission is accepting applications for the inaugural Veteran Entrepreneur Academy. The Veteran Entrepreneur Academy is a 120-day…(more)

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Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Since its establishment in 1945, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has remained focused on aiding and assisting “Hoosier”…(more)

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Mayor’s Office of Veteran Services

Connect with veteran service organizations on the federal, state and local level. Keep up to date on upcoming events and…(more)

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Benefits counseling at multiple community locations

The Bexar County Veterans Service Office is offering benefits counseling and other assistance at multiple community locations. Officials are on…(more)

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GI Bill Comparison Tool Update

How about a tool launched in early February, a significant upgrade seven months later, then another upgrade three months later,…(more)

The American Legion Department – Kansas

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university,…(more)

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VA Homeless Program

Besides housing, the program helps veterans enroll in the VA Health Care Network, reviews and assists with VA education applications,…(more)

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SUNY North Country Consortium

The SUNY North Country Consortium will assist veterans eligible dependents who are entitled to educational benefits studying at partner colleges…(more)

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VA expands Fry Scholarship to include surviving spouses

Surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, can now apply for the Fry…(more)

VA expands Fry Scholarship to include surviving spouses

Surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, can now apply for the Fry…(more)

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VA expands Fry Scholarship to include surviving spouses

Surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, can now apply for the Fry…(more)

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Veterans for Peace

Veterans For Peace Chapter 49 Indianapolis is a local organization of military veterans and families affiliated with the national Veterans…(more)

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Florida Veterans Foundation

The Florida Veterans Foundation serves, supports, and advocates for Florida veterans to improve their well being. The Florida Veterans Foundation:…(more)

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UCF Community Veterans History Project

The UCF Community Veterans History Project is collecting, preserving, and making accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida’s…(more)

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Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no…(more)

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The Transition House

Behavioral Health The Outpatient Center by The Transition House offers individual, group and family counseling you need to restore your…(more)

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Military Scholarship Finder

Military Scholarship Finder Find millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community!

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Hillsborough Veterans Memorial Park and Museum

The Veterans Memorial Park & Museum, 3602 Highway 301, Tampa, FL, honors veterans from various wars including the Spanish-American War,…(more)

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Compelling stories about war in Iraq

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, in cooperation with the Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center…(more)

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Veterans Education Resources

Explore education resources available in Kansas.

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Military Officers Association of America Florida Council of Chapters

The Florida Council of Chapters for Military Officers Association of America supports the goals and objectives of the national organization,…(more)

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Blue Star Families Florida

Blue Star Families‘ mission is to connect, strengthen and lead. It relies on volunteers at nearly 50 chapters located near…(more)

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The National Archives

The National Archives’ Veterans Service Records allow you to request military service records, medical records and replace lost medals and…(more)

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Federal Benefits for Veterans Guide

This online guide provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gives information about federal benefits for veterans, dependents and…(more)

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Florida Veterans’ Benefit Guide

The Florida Veterans Foundation provided the 2014 edition of the Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide. It includes information about education, health care,…(more)

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Health Services, Inc.

HEALTH SERVICES, INC. (HSI), a family of 12 neighborhood health centers that provide comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry,…(more)

ASU Small Business Development Center

The Alabama State University Small Business Development Center in the College of Business Administration mission is to provide technical and…(more)

USF Veterans Mentoring Program

The University of South Florida Veterans Mentoring Program gives Tampa Bay professionals from diverse industries an opportunity to help veterans…(more)

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Civilian Jobs

CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, delivers military job fairs, staffing services, a job board plus employer advertising…(more)

Manufacturing Technician Training

Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, Texas, is offering no-cost, state-funded training for veterans. Earn manufacturing certificates for skills that include…(more)

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Veterans Combat Call Center – 1-877-WAR-VETS

Veterans Combat Call Center – 1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families…(more)

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The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services provides direct services to Veterans through the administration of 19 Veterans Benefits Offices throughout…(more)

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Arizona Coalition for Military Families

Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s capacity to serve and support all service…(more)

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National Association of Black Veterans

On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership…(more)

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Hear what veterans are saying

Hear veterans open up about their experiences and challenges, in video clips from an event held by KLRN public television…(more)

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Community Blueprint

Community Blueprint is a set of tools and practices that provide a framework for communities to produce positive, measurable outcomes…(more)

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Benefits.Gov

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) provides citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Their mission is to reduce…(more)

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Hands on River Region

The Hands on River Region program is a resource center that coordinates and manages volunteer projects throughout the River Region for over 200…(more)

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The American Legion: Department of Indiana

The American Legion is an organization comprised of veterans committed to serving veterans, their families, and their communities.  The American…(more)

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National Resource Directory

Provides information and access to services and resources for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those…(more)

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Military One Source

A confidential Department of Defense-funded program that provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost. Information…(more)

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Tutor.com

Helps students from elementary to advance in more than 16 subjects.

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Old Dominion University Military Career Transition Program

Offers master’s degrees with initial licensure through the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University. (757) 683-3348

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Habitat for Heroes

A new program to assist veterans and families of the fallen in Hampton Roads and around the country. Provides access…(more)

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Fleet and Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads

Supports operating forces, promoting readiness through the efficient opperation of shore installations. (757) 444-2102

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Skills Online

Trying to figure out how your military skills translate to civilian jobs?  SkillsOnline can help.  Just answer a few questions…(more)

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Military Credit Transfer for Veterans and Service Members

Match your Service skills to a civilian job training.  Find information about degree programs, schools, and labor market information for…(more)

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Tidewater Community College – Center for Military & Veterans Education (CMVE)

CMVE offers a wide-variety of academic programs including many specialized closed-enrollment courses specifically to meet the needs of those in…(more)

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Regent University Military & Veterans Affairs

Responsible for all military recruiting, retention, and community efforts within the university. Creates a military-supportive environment where service members, veterans,…(more)

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Old Dominion University Military Connection Center

The Military Connection Center provides comprehensive support to assist military connected students in navigating the transition to academic life. 1016…(more)

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United States Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor is committed to providing quality training to veterans through various programs to help them…(more)

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Elder Heart

Elder Heart is a Veteran organization that does community projects as well as public, private and corporate art to raise…(more)

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USF Student Veterans Association

The USF SVA is an independent student run organization that collaborates with the University of South Florida Office of Veterans…(more)

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Greene County Veterans Services

The Veterans Service Office provides VA claims assistance to veterans and their dependents as well as emergency financial assistance to…(more)

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USF Veterans Employment Project

A new initiative  to prepare student veterans to compete for employment in the civilian job market and provide them avenues…(more)

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Ohio’s GI Promise

The University System of Ohio is committed to the acceptance and awarding of college credit for College-Level Examination Programs (CLEP), and for…(more)

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Mass VetsAdvisor

Mass VetsAdvisor is a helpful website for anyone searching for benefits and programs for Massachusetts Veterans and their family members.

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Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center

The Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts, Inc. is open to any and all Veterans of all Wars, conflicts, peace…(more)

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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System provides primary, specialty, and mental health care, including psychiatric, substance abuse and PTSD services,…(more)

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Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The FDVA is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. Take advantage…(more)

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MyMilitary GPS LifePlan

This tool helps veterans, Service members and their families set goals and design plans that will lead them to the…(more)

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Montgomery Regional Benefits Office

The Montgomery Regional Benefits Office connects veterans to many different services for a better quality of life. These services include education…(more)

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Books for and about veterans

Discover books written for veterans, their families and anyone else who wants to know what veterans go through.

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Texas Veterans Commission

The Texas Veterans Commission provides claims representation and counseling, employment services, oversight of education and training, and grants.

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Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA)

DoDEA is a worldwide education system that educates students in grades PK–12, offering a wide range of programs and supports…(more)

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LinkVet

Online support is available seven days a week for Minnesota Veterans and their families via LinkVet.  For more information, search…(more)

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Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities provide veteran- and service member-oriented information, interactive military-to-college tools, access to military-friendly services and help.

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Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

To ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. wwww.militarychild.org  

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Five Tips to Ease Adjusting to Student Life

For members of the National Guard and reserve, enrolling into higher education or a vocational program while also reintegrating into…(more)

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Old Dominion University TEAMS Program

Teaching, Education and Advocacy for Military-Connected Students (TEAMS) Program that helps K-12 schools support the unique needs of military-connected students…(more)

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Save Our Veterans

Save Our Veterans, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Save Our Veterans provides skills…(more)

Veterans@IUPUI – Student Veterans of America

Veterans@IUPUI is a student-run organization on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  The mission of Veterans@IUPUI is to…(more)

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IUPUI – Office of Veterans & Military Personnel

The Office for Veterans and Military Personnel (OVMP) is a centralized office designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and…(more)

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HVAF of Indiana

At HVAF of Indiana we provide supportive housing to homeless veterans as well as case management, food and clothing, and…(more)

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Vegas PBS GOAL

GOAL provides personal enrichment, new skill development, or industry certification, offers programs and services designed to put Nevadans back to…(more)

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U.S. Vets, Las Vegas Chapter

U.S. Vets, Las Vegas Chapter provides housing, counseling, career development and job placement assistance to homeless and at-risk veterans.

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Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation provide information on job referral and placement for vets.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides information on health care, home loans, life insurance, pensions, business opportunities, vocational rehabilitation and…(more)

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Back Home

“Back Home: The Enduring Battles Facing Post-9/11 Veterans” is the 2013 project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multimedia,…(more)

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Wisconsin Public Colleges and Universities

Veterans portal to the UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System for benefits, transition, and finding the right fit.

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WDVA Educational Benefits

Programs available to Wisconsin veterans in addition to federal veterans’ educational benefits.

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Student Veterans of America

Locate the SVA Chapters at Eleven University of Wisconsin System schools and other Wisconsin colleges and universities.

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Wisconsin Contacts/Certifying Officials

Find the Veteran Contact/Certifying Officials within the UW System.

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National Education Services and Resources

5 Tips to Ease Adjusting to Student Life

Choose a school that’s military friendly. Many schools are starting to provide resources and services geared toward veterans and members…(more)

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a School: A guide before using the GI Bill

Making informed decisions about how to use your benefits and how they can best meet your needs means doing a…(more)

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

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GI Bill Comparison Tool

GI Bill: Comparison Tool

Use this tool to match college affordability and value to choose the best education program for your needs.

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Make The Connection

Make the Connection – Education Stories

Make the Connection highlights powerful stories of strength and connection as real Veterans and Service members recount their paths from…(more)

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Post 9/11 GI Bill

Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill education assistance.

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Search the National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations, many in your community, that…(more)

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SVA – Student Veterans of America

SVA provides military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation.

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VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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Our Criteria for Selecting Resources

To ensure the highest standard of resources and organizations for veterans and their families, these criteria guide selection for inclusion on this website.

  1. Resource comes from a credible source.
  2. Resource is current and relevant.
  3. Resource is free and available at no cost to veterans and their families.
  4. Resource is commercial-free, no profit is derived from it.
  5. Resource is accessible, easy to get and easy to use; tangible and concrete.
  6. Organization or individual that created and/or is distributing the resource is nonpartisan. 501c4 organizations whose primary function is advocacy or educating about political issues or policy merit close scrutiny to determine nonpartisanship.