Free SAT/ACT Prep Programs and Post 9/11 GI Bill News Published Aug. 4, 2009 By Ms. Terri Scanlin Family Program Coordinator Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, NY -- New SAT/Act PowerPrep for Free: In alliance with the DoD and supported by a group of patriotic NFL players, eKnowledge is donating the latest version of their SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs FREE to Military Service members and their extended families. The donated SAT/ACT PowerPrep software retails for $200. The advanced eKnowledge PowerPrep features special SAT/ACT test prep content in a highly personalized virtual learning environment. The new SAT/ACT software gives the student access to over 20 hours of Virtual Classroom instruction and 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material. Thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations are indexed for easy use. The new PowerPrep software is MAC and Vista compatible. To order, visit http://www.eknowledge.com/military . (They also offer discounted premium SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs.) Post 9/11 GI Bill News: The Post-9/11 GI Bill, called the most substantial improvement to veterans' education benefits since World War II, went live this week. The new GI Bill featuring a generous housing stipend, tuition payments, $1,000 per year for books and supplies and more, should make college life a lot easier for most veterans. Those who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001 are eligible to receive the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. The new package offers a number of new valuable benefits, but figuring out exactly what you qualify for is confusing. There are many differences in payment rates depending on where you go to school and where you live. Military.com has created a GI Bill Calculator to help you find out how much your Post 9/11 payment rate will be and how it compares to the Montgomery GI Bill. Visit http:www.military.com/gi-bill-calculator today to find out what you qualify for. VA Now Accepting GI Bill Transfers: The Defense Department is now accepting registrations to transfer service members' Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children. Service members can apply online at the Transfer of Education Benefits website. The website is accessible using a common access card, Defense Department self-service user identification or a Defense Finance and Accounting Service personal identification number. Defense officials ask those whose families won't use the benefits for the upcoming fall semester to hold off registering until mid-July so applicants who need immediate attention can get processed first. For more information, visit VA's GI Bill website at http://www.gibill.va.gov/ or call 1-888-GIBILL-1.