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do spouses of active military personal get any money for college?

My husband is active duty in the Army, we just recently got married and i'm trying to finish college. I would ask him, but he is in Iraq right now so i don't hear from him much. Id appreciate any help you guys can give on the subject. yes my husband is wonderful. And for the few of you who want to respond rudely... being an military wife isn't as hard as being in the military... but it isn't an easy job either. Its more than you could possibly understand unless you've been one. I take 25 units and work about 25-30 hours a week as well. I have been in college for less than 2 years and am set to finish in Dec. with 2 bachelors degrees. One in accounting, one in business administration. So i'm not trying to mooch... but we are a young couple and are hoping to make a future for ourselves. I'm just looking for ways to supplement my college fees. and thank you to those who support our military and military families. Lexi, i bet you spend every night with your husband. I bet you get to see him or talk to him whenever you want. I don't. Thats the difference between us. Don't tell me that military families don't make sacrifices. I see my husband once every few months. He risks his life everyday so you can have freedom. No i don't risk my life, but i don't get the time with him that you do with your husband. I sit here worrying about him, i'm the one that cringes when a soldier has been killed. I'm the one that helps him deal with the tragedy he has witnessed. I'm the one who keeps things in order while he defends you and your rights. What does your husband do? what do you do for this country? So don't pretend you know what i'm going through or what my life is like. Go ahead, take advantage of everything you're given... its because of people like my husband you get those things. And trust me when i say most soldiers couldn't do what they're doing without the support of their loved ones behind them.

Asked By: ArmyMpsWife - 7/15/2007
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Many military orginizations (spouses groups, DeCA, unit clubs, veteran groups) offer scholorships for military members or dependents. These are no different than scholorships offered by any clubs to members or children of members or ones that are avialable only to people of certain career fields or ethnic groups (for... More
Answered By: Annie - 7/15/2007
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yes
Answered By: Philip - 7/15/2007
 
well maybe they should if he is viololent then watch out though
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Answered By: pinkyismygirlfriendniluvhur - 7/15/2007
 
i think so but its a pain in the as$
Answered By: cowboys.mavs - 7/15/2007
 
wow that sounds tough to be you but i would go get a job some were like Mc or Burgur king or at the mall somewere neer you thats what i would do!
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Answered By: kit kat - 7/15/2007
 
There are family member scholarship programs, but I don't know how you would find out about them, there should be a Family Support office at the nearest Fort/Camp/Post that can help you. kit kat, pinky - What is wrong with you?
Answered By: naked - 7/15/2007
 
Hello and congradulations on getting married. Me and my wife have been married for 15 years and I have been in the Army for 15 years. She has 2 certificates both being in the medical field and the Army paying for all of it. Just go to your neariest Education Center on a military installation. Normally the... More
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Answered By: ARMY STRONG! - 7/15/2007
 
No you do not get any money, but there are some colleges that extend extra benefits to military spouses. Coastline Community College just offered on-line classes at $59/unit, no registration or application fees, and free textbooks to spouses. Check them out. http://military.coastline.edu/spouse2_tempa.cfm
Answered By: erehwon - 7/15/2007
 
yes you can just go to your family support office and they should tell you how. i don't think that they give you a full ride though. oh and don't let those other jerks get to you they don't understand what it's like having to live with someone in the military. thanks for supporting our troops i really do appreciate it.
Answered By: my mom thinks i'm cool - 7/15/2007
 
i was told that recently they added too the gi bill that after so many years your spouse can use a lil of the money ...ive been askin..ive been told yes and no so i would look into that..
Answered By: sweetlatina - 7/15/2007
 
I have never heard of the actual military paying for them but i know that there are programs on bases that can help spouses and family members receive scholarships... More
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Answered By: usmcgrlnmom - 7/15/2007
 
Go to your Education Center on a military installation and they can help you with what ever you need.They pay for allmost everything ,the only thing you pay for is your books.People getting mad at you becase you get to go to college for free isnt a bad thing at all. Familys take a huge hit while loved ones are over... More
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Answered By: US soldier - 7/15/2007
 
First of all, yes. Go to your Post/Base education office and you'll find some great assistance. Won't pay for everything, but will offset it quite a bit. Secondly, you should receive full assistance despite what some jerks answered. My spouse suffered through 27 years of service with 22 years overseas duty as she... More
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Answered By: Too Old For Idol - 7/15/2007
 
Yes
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Answered By: toddk57@sbcglobal.net - 7/15/2007
 
Does he have the GI Bill? If so, he can transfer a portion of it to you but once it is in your name, it can't be transferred back. There are scholarships and discounts but most you must apply ahead of time in early Spring. Check with the Education Center at the base he deployed out of.
Answered By: accountant - 7/15/2007
 
Of course, you being a military wife, you're supposed to get benefits for health, family/child care, and college. You should definitely check into this.
Answered By: Lucy B - 7/15/2007
 
i'm a military wife too, so i totally understand everything you go through. don't pay attention to anything anyone says badly about the military and military spouses. chances are they have no idea what it's like... More
Answered By: funnybunny - 7/15/2007
 
The only ones that can do this is the air force. This is what I've heard from a good source, looked into it myself, but you can contact the VA. They have all the info on that.
Answered By: smartazz - 7/15/2007
 
Hey, sweetie, you've already got some good answers, but I would like to add a little. I found being new to the Army a little overwhelming, so if you need help finding something, go to ACS. If you don't know where that is, google the nearest post and visit their web site, look for MWR or ACS. All those negative people... More
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Answered By: kuffed_kitten82 - 7/15/2007
 
currently there are no provisions in place for spouses to use the GI Bill. however most bases have Officer spouse clubs that will offer scholarships, and there are other avenues as well, like the education office on base.
Answered By: Mrsjvb - 7/16/2007
 
In the Army, you DO NOT get any help if you are a spouse. Other then filling out the FAFSA and looking into scholarships (some only for military spouses). The GI bill does not extend to family members in the Army. The upside, if you don't work since the military isn't exactly paying big bucks, you will make out of... More
Answered By: conroys_girl1 - 7/16/2007
 
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