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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Navy College Offices scheduled to close.

The Navy’s plan to completely close the doors on all of their Navy College Program Offices in FY-2017 is coming under fire by officials in the Department of Defense. The Navy’s plan is to close all of its current Navy College Program offices and revert to a customer service call …

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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, and to 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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Optimal Length of 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, to understanding what accreditation is. In this post, we explore the length of online programs and things for you to consider when making the choice …

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