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US Department of Education – Education Benefits

The US Department of Education, like many federal agencies, offers education benefits designed not only to provide financial assistance but to offer valuable experience. In many cases, these benefits are extended not only to agency employees, but to anyone who meets the qualifications. Please note that qualification requirements for these benefits may change over time. Contact the agency directly with any questions or to apply.   Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program for Post-Secondary Students WHAT...

Decline in student loan repayment incentives for federal employees

A recent OPM report showed a decline in the use of student loan repayment incentives for federal employees in 2011, which it said reflected tighter budgets and personnel controls, particularly at the Defense Department. Below is a summary of spending reported by the OPM for various federal agencies: Thirty-four Federal agencies provided 10,134 employees with a total of more than $71.8 million in student loan repayment benefits in 2011. This represents nearly an 11 percent decrease in the number of employees receiving student...

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