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Veterans Student Loan Relief Grant Deadline Extended
November 28, 2012 - 8:00am - December 15, 2012 - 11:00pm
The Veterans' Student Loan Relief Fund announced today that it is extending the deadline, from December 1 to December 15, 2012, for veterans to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to help them dig out from under the debt burden imposed by certain predatory for-profit colleges. Veterans and qualified family members, who believe they have been misled, may apply.
This is the second round of grants made available by the Veterans' Student Loan Relief Fund. The director of the grant program, Matthew Boulay, who served in Iraq, said, “With these grants we are helping student veterans who were promised high-quality educations and ‘guaranteed jobs’ by various for-profit colleges. But, in the end, many of them not only exhausted their GI benefits but also built up mountains of student loan debt while only receiving non-transferable credits, worthless degrees or no degree at all.”
The Veterans' Student Loan Relief Fund works in partnership with the University of San Diego’s (USD) Initiative to Protect Student Veterans. The initiative helps them make informed decisions about selecting schools and advocate for their rights. It also provides assistance to veterans to file complaints and resolve disputes with for-profit colleges that may have targeted them for their military education benefits.
“Schools continue to prey on taxpayer money and the GI Bill funding made available to our returning military veterans,” added retired Marine Col Patrick Uetz, Esq., the founding director of the USD initiative. “Veterans must understand what they need to meet their goals, learn how to evaluate schools and make good choices. Information and resources available on websites like knowbeforeyouenroll.org provide comprehensive information that students need to decide their futures.”
For more information, please contact Dom Slowey at the Veterans’ Student Loan Relief Fund by calling (781) 710-0014.
Member saying thanks to our Customer Service Representative, Skylar Hand.
Thank you so much for your help!!! I think you should be commended for your excellent customer service! You were extremely helpful and I was about to get upset about my order but you handled it before I could say anything. You are the best. Thanks again!!!
Just a quick note of thanks to Patty Everett. I arrived home from a week vacation to find a package from the Marine Corps Association. I was expecting to find one of the magazines I requested, however, I was pleasantly surprised to discover both magazines were inside. In a time when it seems no one cares about customer satisfaction I am gratified to discover that customer service is not a lost art at the MCA. Once again I thank you for your efforts on my request. It may have been thing but the effort made a huge impression.
Randall E Page
I received the shipment of plaques, books and certificates today for
mail call. It was more exciting to me than candy or magazines! Thank
you very much.
1stSgt Thomas M. Burkhard
I received my blouse last Friday and want to thank you for your efforts
in getting things done. Also, please thank the tailors involved in
making everything right and please give my sincere thanks to those who
made the decision to make the necessary corrections at no charge to me.
That in itself says a lot about your organization. The blouse fits
like a glove and actually looks and feels like new.
Thank you and all the staff who had a hand in correcting a problem and making an old man happy. Semper Fi
Charles W. (Chuck) Harpe
Colonel Ford, I have to pass this on because I'm in shock that I was able to Connect (on the first Ring), Chat and concluded my business with "Sharon" in less than 30 seconds, at the MCA-Office. I was taken by surprise. Why, I'm Not used to anyone answering the phone especially on the first ring. AND...a human being...a lovely lady with a disarming voice, which at first I thought was a recording. WOW! I commend THE MCA for doing such an outstanding service for its members...make me proud. Just think...I was not asked "if I knew my parties Extension."?
Wish I had a Blog...I would spread around how delighted I am. What transpired to me today is Rare, just doesn't happen anymore. See, I'm so impressed I'm blitzing you here.
My Name is Sergeant Major Juan. M. Hidalgo, Sergeant Major of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) out of Camp Pendleton, CA. Sergeant Major (Ret.) Frank Pulley is one of my mentors and is someone that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. The MCA and SgtMaj Pulley do a phenomenal job in helping us recognize our Marines and Sailors and they continually demonstrate that they are always more than ready to support; anytime...Anyplace! And on behalf of the entire 13th MEU, I thank you very much!
Sergeant Major Juan. M. Hidalgo
I'm so pleased to see all the great merchandise you are stocking and the awesome promotions. Your store was dissappointing a few years ago and I shopped only at Sgt Grit.
Now, I can find what I am looking for with you guys.
You have been the easiest person I have ever dealt with since I have started MWR out here. You were very quick to respond to my every question and very knowledgeable about your work for an order over a phone that was my greatest experience. If you were in the Marine Corps Skylar I would write you up for a meritorious promotion. I will surely write it in my books to pass the word to the next MWR rep to continue the membership with you guys.
Sgt Richard Colmenarez
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone at the association for sponsoring the Ground Awards Dinner on 3 June at the Crystal City Marriott. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were tremendously pleased with the hospitality shown to us and the great accommodations. As well, I wanted to thank the association for the DVD of the event that was mailed to me. It is something that I will keep and treasure for the rest of my days. Again, thanks for everything.
Capt Chris Conner
Thank you for all your help over the phone today. Planning a Marine Corps Ball is a lot of time, energy and work.
Timothy C. Summers
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