Military Service Earns Educational Perks

Military Service
Military Service

Learn how to make the most of the GI Bill

By Dawn Papandrea, special to AOL Jobs

People who serve in the military make so many sacrifices to protect our nation, so it's refreshing to know that at least in the educational realm, Uncle Sam does his part to say thanks. As of December 2010, the Veteran's Administration provided more than 425,000 veterans and/or eligible family members with close to $7.2 billion to fund their higher educational pursuits via the Post-9/11 GI Bill. And 270,666 active duty member students used the Montgomery GI benefits in 2009-2010.