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NACCRRA is a childcare subsidy provided by the Department of Defense to offset the high costs of quality childcare. Amounts and stipulations vary per branch. Click here to find out the requirements of your branch.
Free tutoring provided to spouses of the Army, Navy, and Inactive/Part Time Coast Guard. Link to look up subjects & eligibility.
College Level Exam Placement (CLEP) allows students to 'test' out of specific courses for a fee. Installation education centers and libraries may have free study materials. Cost of exams vary but are substantially less than the time & money put into a traditional 3 credit course.
National Military Family Association has created an app for you! It is free and has information specific to military spouse education. Download for free here!
Finding textbooks to rent or buy at a lower cost
Guide to College Student Mental Health: A comprehensive guide to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.
Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students: People contemplating suicide or experiencing the depths of a severe depression need to know they are not alone. From teenagers to college students, LGBT to the elderly, people struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts need options, reassurance, hope and help.
Guide to Student Loan Stress and Mental Health: Recognize Signs & Get Help: A mental health guide for students and former students under financial stress from student loan debt or other debt. Warning signs are covered and list many related online resources for further help for a variety of mental health conditions.
Homefront: Lessons Learned in Pursuit of Education, by Susan Reynolds "Spousal education benefits had never been something I really concerned myself with since I was able to attend college before I got married. But two events happened that made me pay attention to spouse education."
Getting Yourself to Graduation Day, Best practices for military spouses pursuing their college education by Bianca Strzalkowski, Marine Corps Spouse and 2011 Military Spouse of the Year by Milspouse Magazine.
Understanding Accreditation, From Tim Willard, Senior Director of Communications, CHEA (Council of Higher Education Accreditation) “Accreditation” is review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials and employers know that an institution or program provides a quality education.
Important Questions about Accreditation, Degree mills and accreditation mills mislead and harm. In the United States, degrees and certificates from mills may not be acknowledged by other institutions when students seek to transfer or go to graduate school. Employers may not acknowledge degrees and certificates from degree mills when providing tuition assistance for continuing education. “Accreditation” from an accreditation mill can mislead students and the public about the quality of an institution. In the presence of degree mills and accreditation mills, students may spend a good deal of money and receive neither an education nor a useable credential.
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