Author Archives: Edmund Lizotte

Flexibility in Online Courses

In our blog series on military friendly online colleges, we have explored many topics ranging from choosing the right degree, getting the credit you deserve, and understanding what accreditation is. In this post, we explore some things to consider regarding the delivery of online courses and programs. Flexibility One of …

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Tips for Veterans to Succeed in College

When you are ready to make the transition to civilian life and are seeking to begin your collegiate career, there are a few things to keep in mind that can help you to succeed and enhance your college experience.   Your Benefits – Do You Understand them? In the military, we …

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Arizona Senator’s are demanding a review of the DoD’s decision to ban UOP from recruiting on military installations.

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense (DoD) temporarily banned the University of Phoenix from recruiting on military installations and from new students being able to use it. The DoD ban was established due to allegations of deceptive recruiting practices and violations of established regulations on the part of the …

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Experience still matters for employers – the value of an internship in your college education.

Certainly, obtaining a post-secondary education is an important element in securing gainful employment when making the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. Having either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will help to separate your resume from the hundreds of other applicants for a particular job. Having a relevant …

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VA Education Benefits should be the same for resident and online programs.

Should the VA should change its policy of paying full BAH to Post 9/11 GI Bill eligible veterans only if they are taking more than 50% of their course work in a resident or face-to-face mode per term? In my humble opinion, they should. First, the policy is prejudicial to …

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The Importance of Student Services

In our blog series we have presented a number of considerations we feel are important for you when considering on which college to attend, particularly when you are making the making the transition from the military to college. So far, we have discussed thinking long-term and to determine your life, …

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It’s Survey Time!

As the 2014-2015 academic year comes to a close, the season of ranking and rating colleges and universities that purport to serve and support military-related students is well underway.  The goal for the schools, which voluntarily complete the various surveys, is to improve their rating, ranking, and status as an …

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TA DECIDE – A Step in the Right Direction!

Throughout this Blog series, our goal has been to provide you with information to aid in making the decision on what and where to earn your college education, and to help in determining what is truly military friendly. To that end, the current blog submission will provide information on a …

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Changes to GI Bill Rules impact the National Guard and Reserves

If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserves and are eligible for Chapter 1606, Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR) educational benefit program, a recent change was made that may affect your ability to fund your college education. In February 2015 guidance was sent to college Certifying Officials from the …

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