The G.I. Bill kept me absolutely afloat. Without it I would have had to work full-time and not be able to attend college full-time.
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This program is the best way for me to achieve a master's degree, and I hope to someday work in a management position in a hospital or other healthcare facility,” she said. “The coursework is demanding, but it means a lot to me that I can do my homework right along with my kids. I want them to see that their mom is a student, too, and to know that perseverance and dedication are the key to success.
If someone asked me 5 years ago where I’d see myself today, I would have never imagined telling them that I get to travel the world, help people, and make a difference. I joined the U.S. Air Force in 2006 in hopes of being able to see the world and further my career in medicine. Today, I am part of the 35th Fighter Wing Unit stationed in Japan at the Misawa Air Force Base working within the medical group. I received my Registered Nurse (RN) license back in 2005 before I joined the military and have been wanting to pursue my BSN ever since. Luckily for me, I am able study for my BSN online which makes it very convenient for me since I’m overseas. My GI benefits have really helped a lot with the costs of attendance since we all know that nursing programs can be somewhat expensive. Because the GI bill takes care of my tuition, I can focus on my work and studies worry-free. One day, I aspire to be a Nurse Practitioner for the U.S. Air Force and because of my education benefits I know that I’ll be able to reach for the stars and be who I want to be.
Growing up, I never thought that college was for me or more so that it would never be a part of my future. College was never a huge priority in our community because most families couldn’t afford to send their kids to go. When I finished high school, I decided to join the Marines. After 8 years of active duty and discovering what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to enroll in college to study Business Management. My dream is to run a non-profit business that makes computers and other resources available to low-income families in order to give them the same opportunities to better their lives. I am graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at the end of the upcoming Fall term. None of this would have been possible without my military benefits. The GI bill has opened up a huge window of opportunity for me to go to school and pursue my dream of starting a business. And the best part about it is the fact that when my son grows up, he will never have to worry about whether or not he can go to college because he can and will have every opportunity to go after his dream, whatever that may be.
I am a recent graduate from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. College for me was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had since I was able to get the full college experience (i.e. living in the dorms and later getting an apartment, becoming a part of a sorority, among other things). I was fortunate enough to be able to do this without the headache of financial strain. My dad is a retiree from the United State Marines Corps. He served for over 20 years and held a high ranking with the branch. Because of his GI bill benefits, my tuition was completely paid for the entire time I attended and I was also given a monthly allowance for living expenses which I was able to use for rent and books. Currently, my younger sister is attending University of California, Santa Barbara and she is also able to go to school with her tuition and room/board paid for by our dad’s VA benefits. And when our younger brother goes to college in a few years, he too will be able to use these benefits. I plan to go back.
I was an E-6 First Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. After 13 years of service, I was honorably discharged due to sustaining a major disability. My transition into civilian life was made easier when I decided to enroll in school to pursue a degree in IT. I am currently attending a local college and will be graduating with my Associate of Applied Science in IT Network Security next summer. My GI bill really saved me the hassle and the worry of paying for school. I am receiving Chapter 33 which pays for my tuition, books, and fees. On top of that, I receive a monthly stipend to help pay for my housing. My daughter will be graduating high school soon and because of the benefits I get from the GI Bill, her education will also be taken care of. I am so lucky to given the opportunity to go to school and later be able to put my daughter through school through my military benefits.