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Update: COVID-19 Information Affecting Education Benefits
The VA has announced that the special COVID-19 rules put in place this year have been extended until December 21, 2021. This means that the VA will continue to pay Monthly Housing Allowance for...
November 10, 2020
Welcome back, RetrieVets! Fall 2020 is 89% online. If you were previously an in-person (or hybrid) student and need help transitioning to online courses, here are some resources: UMBC...
September 3, 2020
Debt Management Center COVID-19 Update for GI Bill Students
Please see below for an update from the VA on GI Bill debt. This was received via email on Monday, April 13, 2020. Dear GI Bill Students, We realize you may be dealing with difficulties during...
April 13, 2020
VA Education Benefits Update
Dear GI Bill Student, Over the past two weeks, VA has worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill benefits for impacted students during this difficult time. The Senate and House passed S.3503 and...
March 19, 2020
VA Education Benefits During Campus Closure
It's most likely that you've already received the information below directly from the VA, but we wanted to share it here just in case. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (our State...
March 12, 2020
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship
VA Scholarship for STEM Students
Dear GI Bill students, Are you a student currently training in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math? You may be eligible to apply for the Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering...
March 3, 2020
Women Veterans Day
Maryland Celebrates Women Veterans
On Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, the Women's Caucus of the Maryland General Assembly will celebrate the state's 2nd Annual Women Veterans Day. This year's event will feature a screening of the...
February 27, 2020
RetrieVets in The Retriever
The Retriever, UMBC's student newspaper, published an article about RetrieVets yesterday!
December 5, 2019
Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on November 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954, it was changed to...
November 11, 2019
Happy Birthday, Marines!
A November 1775 resolution of the Continental Congress established what is now the US Marine Corps. In 1921, Major Lejuene authorized official recognition of November 10 as the birthday of the...
November 11, 2019
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