Great video about  veteran education

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Texas A&M University’s military heritage, combined with its world-class business school, makes it the ideal place for today’s veterans to prepare for a career beyond the armed forces. To that end, Mays Business School’s Center for Executive Development is launching the Veteran Accelerated Management Program (VAMP) in partnership with the VETTED Foundation to help high-performance U.S. military veterans transition to the business world.
This program enhances Texas A&M’s well-established reputation as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans. “Our armed forces have displayed their commitment to our country through their many years of service,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “This program is one way that Texas A&M can salute their service and help these proven leaders successfully enter civilian life so they can continue to be a productive part of society.”
Education and Training
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Education and Training

GI Bill® Comparison Tool
Learn about education programs and compare estimated benefits by school.
You can use the link at the bottom of the page to open a complte listing of schools and facts. 

This opens up a link to an excellent spreadsheet containing an overload of information for you to review. 



http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/docs/job_aids/ComparisonToolData.xlsx
Yellow Ribbon Program 
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What Is The Yellow Ribbon Program?
The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.


This program allows institutions of
higher learning (such as colleges, universities, and other degree-granting schools) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with
VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.


The institution can contribute a specified dollar amount of those expenses, and VA will match the contribution, not to exceed 50% of the difference.


To receive the Yellow Ribbon Program benefits you must be enrolled in an approved program offered by an institution of higher learning that
participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program 
Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, this tool will help you make the most of them.
GI Bill Phamplet
The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001
 A Scholarship Program for Veteran Students at the University of Northern Iowa
A long way from WNC, but if you want to go to school in Iowa, here is your chance. This just points out the wide variety to schools that work with veterans
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GI Bill Quick Facts
COMPLETE INFORMATION SCHOOLS INCLUDED IN THE GI BILL

To heal the emotional scars of war -- scars that may have an unsettling effect on a Veteran's life if left untreated -- VA is using a new, innovative way to accurately diagnosis PTSD
http://studentveterans.org
Working diligently to support the transition from military life to civilian life.
GRANTS
SCHOLARSHIPS  AND  GRANTS FOR  VETERANS

The Department of Defense helps veterans pay for college and higher education through a series of scholarships and grants based on the desired course of study.
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Federal Student Aid
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The Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits to veterans and service members who have served at least two years on active duty.
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
GI BILL TOPICS
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General GI Bill Information
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Montgomery GI Bill
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Vocational Rehabilitation
National Center for
Education Statistics
Provides a complete listing of advanced educational opportunites.

Can be sorted be state and set miles from a zip code
This link will take you a search for NC facilities in a 100 mile radius of Flat Rock
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Although this is not an educational link it does identify an interesting means to support veterans

Veterans Education Benefits
Veterans who have served in the military and left service are eligible for education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those benefits have historically been covered by the GI Bill, a law that has been through numerous iterations that reflect each military conflict in which veterans have served over the years. The Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and the Post-9/11 GI Bill currently cover most veterans.
Points of light 
The success of the G.I. Bill has allowed an unprecedented number of veterans to attain higher
education. Despite this amazing success, however, many veterans struggle with college,
particularly if they are transitioning shortly after their military service. While universities
throughout the country employ career counselors to ease the transition from being a student to
being employed, the majority of these counselors are unfamiliar with the culture of the military or
its organization and structure. Even more critically, many of these counselors lack a full
understanding of the qualifications of veteran many students. Without this cultural expertise,
career counselors are often ineffective.

American Corporate Partners (ACP) 
​American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national non-profit dedicated to helping our returning veterans build meaningful careers. Working with volunteers nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling and networking opportunities.



ACP’s Mentoring Program connects post-9/11 veterans (Protégés) with corporate professionals (Mentors) for yearlong, customized mentorships. ACP assists veterans on their path towards fulfilling, long-term careers, whether the veteran is job searching or newly employed.
Typical mentorship goals include:
Résumé review and interview preparation
Career exploration and understanding job opportunities
Career advancement once a position is obtained
Work-life balance
Networking
Small business development
Leadership and professional communication

One of the biggest issues facing college bound transitioning servicemembers and veterans is their rusty academic skills. Let's face it, for most transitioning  servicemembers it has been at least four years since they last took classes in a civilian academic setting. It is just a fact - basic academic skills, like algebra, geometry, calculus, writing, and even good study habits fade when we don't use them. In many cases, veterans drop out of college because they got in over their heads or selected the wrong school

The Online Academic Skills Course 
One such tool is the DoD's Online Academic Skills Course. This online resource allows service members and their families to access tools that can help build academic skills and prepare for post-graduate placement exams like the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT.
Active duty Service members can access the Online Academic Skills Course through their service portals (AKO, My Navy Portal, AF Portal, Coast Guard Institute). But the cool part is that all service members (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Air National Guard, and Reserve), regardless of activation status (active, retiree, contractor, or civilian) and their families are eligible for this service.
Small Business Adminsitration
Veterans Owned Businesses
Veteran-Owned Businesses
If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer, we're here to help you succeed.

here are some other related SBA links









SBA Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 [Download Adobe Reader to read this link content]
Chapter 1
CHAPTER 36 SERVICES:
EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL COUNSELING



The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides a wide range of educational and vocational counseling services to Servicemembers still on active duty, as well as Veterans and dependents who are eligible for one of VA’s educational benefit programs. These services are designed to provide counseling and support services, help the individual choose a career goal, and/or determine the course needed to achieve the chosen goal. These services are governed by 38 United
States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3697A, Educational and Vocational Counseling. 
IAVA’s Careers Program
IAVA’s Careers Program
supports veterans in all stages of their careers through tailored pathways to workplace success.
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