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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Programmatic Accreditation

In a previous post, I talked about accreditation focusing on the differences between national and regional accreditation. In order to participate in the DoD TA program, and the VA’s GI Bill program, colleges, and universities must be at least accredited by a nationally accredited organization and able to participate in …

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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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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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Is an Online Degree Right for You?

How do I know if I am going to like or if online education is right for me? I can’t count all the times over the past ten years I have been asked this very question by military-related students seeking information about going back to school and the degree program …

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Military Transfer Credits – A Different Perspective

The main purpose of this post is to play the role of a devil’s advocate regarding the topic of transfer credits, sick and discuss it from a different perspective. The majority of colleges and universities, who are vying for their piece of the military college student market have adopted very …

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