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If you do 6 years in the Army in the UK then you can get Uni tuition paid for. Just tuition though not any other costs. This route has meant I'm able to do an Open University degree basically for free.

It's a good route if you want to avoid debt, see the world ('s hellholes) and have some interesting dinner conversation for the rest of your life wink.gif
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If you do 6 years in the Army in the UK then you can get Uni tuition paid for. Just tuition though not any other costs. This route has meant I'm able to do an Open University degree basically for free.

It's a good route if you want to avoid debt, see the world ('s hellholes) and have some interesting dinner conversation for the rest of your life wink.gif

The US has a thing called the GI Bill for military members...pays you like $1000 a month for four years while is school. If you get wounded you can get on another program where they pay 100% of your tuition, 100% of your books, and a monthly living expense while in school...though it is dumb...because if you have it you can't have a job. If you get a job and the VA finds out about it you loose it. Though it isn't worth getting shot over.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/20/13 at 9:36am
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The US has a thing called the GI Bill for military members...pays you like $1000 a month for four years while is school. If you get wounded you can get on another program where they pay 100% of your tuition, 100% of your books, and a monthly living expense while in school...though it is dumb...because if you have it you can't have a job. If you get a job and the VA finds out about it you loose it. Though it isn't worth getting shot over.

actually they pay you based on the living needs of the zip code the school is located in. My brother, and multiple of my friends, actually have extra money left over month to month from the GI bill. I think my brother gets around 2 grand a month for the GI bill...not to mention, it's not like he had many expenses while actually being in the military.
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actually they pay you based on the living needs of the zip code the school is located in. My brother, and multiple of my friends, actually have extra money left over month to month from the GI bill. I think my brother gets around 2 grand a month for the GI bill...not to mention, it's not like he had many expenses while actually being in the military.

Well that sucks...living expenses change from area to area but college tuition is high all over. I was in the Voc Rehab program so I had to forgo the GI Bill. Then I screwed that up my last year by answering yes when I was asked if I had a part time job
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The US has a thing called the GI Bill for military members...pays you like $1000 a month for four years while is school. If you get wounded you can get on another program where they pay 100% of your tuition, 100% of your books, and a monthly living expense while in school...though it is dumb...because if you have it you can't have a job. If you get a job and the VA finds out about it you loose it. Though it isn't worth getting shot over.
This is so sad helpinghand.gif "Join the army, get shot, and get free schooling!"

I mean, you may die, or be crippled for the rest of your life, you may be a vegetable, but the school will be free! Lovely! thumb.gifrolleyes.gif
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Well that sucks...living expenses change from area to area but college tuition is high all over. I was in the Voc Rehab program so I had to forgo the GI Bill. Then I screwed that up my last year by answering yes when I was asked if I had a part time job

as I said, it's based on the zip code. So if you go to NYU, you're gonna get more a month than you would if you went to school in Farmville, Virginia (actual city)
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This is so sad helpinghand.gif "Join the army, get shot, and get free schooling!"

I mean, you may die, or be crippled for the rest of your life, you may be a vegetable, but the school will be free! Lovely! thumb.gifrolleyes.gif

So "Join the army, hug the enemy"

is that better? lol
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I mean, you may die, or be crippled for the rest of your life, you may be a vegetable, but the school will be free! Lovely! thumb.gifrolleyes.gif

Be a dumb normal guy or be the worlds most intelligent vegetable.
And at least you can use vegetables in a stew.

/literal interpretation
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This is so sad helpinghand.gif "Join the army, get shot, and get free schooling!"

I mean, you may die, or be crippled for the rest of your life, you may be a vegetable, but the school will be free! Lovely! thumb.gifrolleyes.gif

Better to remember being a lion than spend your life as a loudly bleating sheep. The free school after that is just a bonus.
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^ Hmm, no sorry, state sanction murder isn't my idea of something I want to share with others.
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Better to remember being a lion than spend your life as a loudly bleating sheep. The free school after that is just a bonus.

*This is not meant to be a flame or put anyone down*

Feel free to ask my brother in-law about his position on it....

5 tours in Iraq and Afghan.

His Humvee was blown up outside of Baghdad Airport, he survived, his best friend in the front passenger seat (He was driving) was eviscerated, died in front of him. My brother in-law lost hearing in his right ear, but the military "fixed" it, sent him back. Next tour, he was shot, Kevlar stopped it, still hurt though.

Two more tours went "fine", until his last tour, when he was actually ran over by another service member in a truck. They were back in Turkey on a break, my brother in-law was walking out of the BX and here comes a dude, drunk, runs him over. "Luckily" he wasn't going that fast, and my brother "only" had his knees torn apart....

Instead of surgery for repair, they just jacked him full of ultra high dosages of steroids, let him gain 120Lbs, and kicked him out for not passing PT. 10 years in the service....tossed like trash. He was smart enough to fight it for about a year, the being kicked part, and was able to get the Government to admit his injuries were "Service Connected", so now he gets the pleasure of dealing with the VA.

He is also about ready to graduate with his Bachelors in Nursing, and has had to only pay about $1000 out of his pocket, for little incidentals. Still, he would much rather have paid for his College completely out of pocket, and NOT have the horrible physical and physiological issues he has.

There is no amount of money that could make what happen to him worth it.....
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