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Mandatory Appropriations

Programs categorized as mandatory appropriations, or appropriated entitlements, are programs over which Congress has relatively little control when determining funding levels. If a program is passed with set parameters, such…

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Mandatory Spending

Mandatory spending is simply all spending that does not take place through appropriations legislation. Mandatory spending includes entitlement programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, and required interest spending on the…

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Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program

The Mathematics and Science Partnerships program provides funds to states to improve instruction in mathematics and science. The Department of Education distributes funds under a formula based on each state’s…

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Military Education Benefits

Military education benefits take the form of various programs offering assistance to military servicemembers. First, each branch of the armed forces sets its own eligibility requirements and tuition benefits for…

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Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program provides up to $6,000 in tuition and other costs for students pursuing a degree, certification, or license. Branches of the military also provide scholarships to…

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Minority-Serving Institutions

Minority-Serving Institutions are funded under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which provides funds directly to institutions of higher education that serve low-income and minority students. Approximately $1.05 billion…

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Montgomery GI Bill

Older veterans who served on active duty after June 1985 or met other criteria, but who did not serve after September 11, 2001, are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill-Active…