Related Links

The following links take you to websites outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs control. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

This area contains links to web sites and pages which may be of interest to persons pursuing or contemplating pursuing an educational objective. Contact the Education Service Webmaster if you know of other sites which may be helpful. The information is divided into the following categories:


Certifying Official Links

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State Veteran's Benefits and Departments of Higher Education

  • For information on state specific National Guard Programs click HERE (link takes you to the National Guard Recruiting Website, you can search your state for state specific benefits.)
  • Many states offer services and benefits to veterans. To find out more about a particular state or territory, click HERE.
  • The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs offers information that can be useful to many people.

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Federal Government Web Sites

  • The White House - The White House homepage has links to a variety of benefit sources available from the Federal Government.

  • The U.S. House of Representatives website - Information on how to contact representatives.

  • The U.S. Senate's website provides comparable information plus other links to Senate historical information and art.

  • U.S. Department of Education - Homepage for the Dept. Of Education.

  • The National Archives - Several services for veterans available, including the ability to request copies of your military records.

  • Department of Labor - Veterans Employment and Training Services. A site designed to make it easier for veterans to obtain civilian job credentials based on military training and experience. A “MUST SEE” site.

  • Students.gov - Students.gov is a U.S. Government - wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to postsecondary students.

  • Compendium of GI Bill Regulations - Cornell Law School's compendium of United States Code Title 38 Regulations which govern the GI Bill programs.

  • Web Automated Reference Materials System - Links to VA publications, regulations & manuals. Requires Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint viewers to view the data.

  • Military Spouse Resource Center - Find resources on employment and education for military spouses, community information and more.

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Military Websites

These sites are maintained by the U.S. Military and the Department of Homeland Security at the Department Level.

  • Department of Defense - DefenseLink

  • DOD Voluntary Education Program - This program provides off-duty civilian high school, vocational-technical, undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities to U.S. military personnel worldwide. These services are provided through the respective Services and their local education centers.

  • Troops to Teachers Program - This program is managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Support (DANTES)

  • U.S. Army - Department of the Army website.

  • U.S. Air Force - Department of the Air Force website.

  • U.S. Navy - Department of the Navy website.

  • U. S. Marine Corps - MarineLINK

  • U. S. Coast Guard - US Coast Guard website.

  • Discharge Upgrade Information - Information on how to contact your service Board for Correction of Military Records to correct or update any information relating to your military service..

  • Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS). - Get a transcript translating your formal military education and job experience into civilian language, also includes college equivalent credit recommendations.

  • www.guardfamily.org - The National Guard Family Program's Online Community website. Its mission is to bring information and resources to Guard families, community members, commanders, and staff within the Family Program. The website provides information about benefits and support services and tips for dealing with deployment. This is a government site and is sponsored by the National Guard Family Program.

  • Community College of the Air Force - CCAF: The foremost occupational education institution -- preparing the world's best expeditionary-minded air, space and cyberspace enlisted leaders.

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Financial Aid

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Miscellaneous & Employment

  • Student Veterans of America - An organization dedicated to creating an environment that fosters a smooth transition into institutions of higher education for student veterans while maintaining an open and progressive dialogue among student veterans nationwide and their counterparts in their respective educational institutions.

  • American Council on Education - ACE evaluation teams provide clear guidelines to interpret and recommend credit for formal service-school courses, demonstrated proficiency in military occupations, and college-level tests.

  • Graduate Record Examinations - This site is the Graduate Record Exam Online. Topics include Financial Aid, Sample Test Questions, Practice And Reference Materials, and other related information.

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) -The CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by Recognized United States Accrediting Organizations provides the largest and most comprehensive Web-based listing of accredited institutions and programs in the U.S. The database is maintained on the CHEA Website at http://www.chea.org/search/ and updated regularly. Users of the database can easily find whether an institution or program is accredited, the organization that has awarded the accreditation, and where the institution or program is located. For more detailed information, links to all institutions, programs and accrediting organizations are provided as well.  NOTE: VA approval should NOT be inferred just because a program or institution is on this listing.

  • America's Job Bank - Connecting People & Jobs Nationwide. Post your resume to reach employers nationwide.

  • America's Career Info Net - Information source for Career Decisions, National and state-by-state labor market data. Employment trends, wages and more.

  • Veterans Upward Bound Program - This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides free academic services designed to help prepare veterans to enter or re-enter a post-secondary program of study.

  • College Navigator - This website from the U.S. Department of Education helps you find a college that fits your needs. It contains detailed information on public and private colleges throughout the nation.

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