H.R. 1206 – A bill to reduce barriers for Veterans

Update, WASHINGTON, D.C.— Two D.C lawmakers, Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) have introduced bipartisan legislation to further help veterans reduce their financial burden when they apply for acceptance to college under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. H.R. 1206, Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of 2017 …

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Accreditation – Revisited

In one of the first posts published as part of this blog, we discussed the importance of accreditation and the need to understand the difference between national and regional accreditation. Since writing that post, I have continued to come across military-connected students who are still confused about the difference. So, …

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It’s Time Allocation not Time Management!

In our November post, we discussed three things military-related students could do to get a handle on their schoolwork.   Step one – Make the commitment Step two – Use a calendar and make a schedule Step three – Find a place to focus on your schoolwork.   In this …

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Three Ways Military Students Can Get a Handle On Their Schoolwork

For more than ten years, I have been working to help military-related students achieve their goal of earning a college degree. Whether Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Veteran, they all have one thing in common: the challenge of balancing mission, family-life, and school requirements.    “If you don’t have time …

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Transferring your GI Bill Benefits

One of the major enhancements of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is the ability for service members to transfer all or a portion of their educational benefit to their immediate family members. In a previous post, we discussed whether or not a service member should transfer their GI Bill benefits. …

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Avoiding Admissions Frustrations

For many service members and transitioning veterans, applying to college and enrolling into college can be an insurmountable challenge. Why? Let’s face it there isn’t a manual to follow! Just like snowflakes, no two colleges have the exact same process for being admitted and enrolling into their school. Sure, their …

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Top TA Schools – Are outcomes important?

Military Times recently released its annual reports of TA and Post-9/11 GI Bill schools, in their Top 50 colleges for tuition assistance and Top 50 colleges for Post-9/11 GI Bill reports for the 2015 academic year. The term “Top” does not imply “best”. Rather, these reports identify the “Top” 50 …

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The Value of Education for Veterans

On more than one occasion, a military service member or veteran has asked me why they should go to college. My response has basically been the same over my eleven years of working with military-connected students. I would always discuss with them the value of earning a degree and what …

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Should I transfer my GI Bill Benefits? It depends!

For many military-connected students, one of the main benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is having the ability to transfer a portion or all of their educational benefits to their dependent family members.  Certainly, being able to give this benefit to one’s children and provide for their college education …

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