Hi all! Although I have used this forum for a lot of advice in the past, I have finally decided to create an account. I hope I can contribute to the valuable discussion. Anyways, I am currently in the middle of a personal debate... should I use my MGIB while active-duty? I recently earned my BBA and I am interested in continuing my education. I have developed a keen interest in economics and finance, and I have applied to and been accepted to a variety of programs. Some online, some brick-and-mortar, some hybrid. So, the big question: should I use my GI bill active-duty to pursue my Master's from an expensive institution with a "good name," or use TA to pursue a similar degree from a cheap school? I have the following options: GI Bill: - MS, Commerce and Economic Development, Northeastern University - MA, International Commerce and Policy, George Mason University - MS, International Marketing Management, Boston University - MSc, Finance (major: Economic Policy), University of London - MS, Finance, Johns Hopkins University TA: - MAcc, Forensic Accounting, Florida Atlantic University - MS, Applied Economics, University of North Dakota Basically I am asking about the value of an institution with a good name. Also, please be advised that I hope to pursue my MBA following my service, therefore I do hope to save at least 16-20 GI months.