Author Archives: Edmund Lizotte

Goodbye 15-Year Time Limit

One of the main challenges facing transitioning veterans in using their educational benefits is time. Under the current law governing the post-9/11 GI Bill, veterans have 15-years to use or lose their benefits. A great many transitioning veterans are simply not ready to make the move to go to college …

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College Credit for Military Service

In our blog, we have covered a number of different topics relating to helping service members make the transition from the military to the college campus. Our goal has been to provide information and best practices to both college-bound service members and veterans as they seek to enhance their lives …

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Several Veterans’ Organizations Work to Change the GI Bill

Since its inception, the Post 9/11 GI Bill has been widely viewed as the most robust educational benefits program for veterans since the program began after WWII. However, there are a few veterans groups and organizations that feel change is needed in the GI Bill program. The American Legion, Military Order …

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A Few Things to Help Make the Transition

A few things to over the summer to help you prepare for starting college in the Fall Term. For many military-connected students, making the transition to college is a challenging proposition; particularly if you are making the transition over the summer and starting your college career in the fall.  If …

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New Educational Program for Navy Senior Enlisted Personnel

The United States Navy is providing yet another venue for senior enlisted members to fund their higher educational pursuits. On March 29th, NAVADMIN 073/17 called for applications for the FY-17 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program. The AEV program provides financial assistance to chiefs, senior chiefs, and master chief petty officers …

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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 …

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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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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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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 post, we …

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