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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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 to …

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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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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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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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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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Transparency in Higher Education

The term “transparency” has become the mantra for many legislators regarding a host of subjects in our society, and the use of this term has certainly increased recently. I am all for transparency, however, transparency needs to apply to all. As part of the The White House 2016 budget, President …

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