Forever GI Bill is Now Law!

On August 16th, 2017 President Trump signed the “Forever GI Bill” into law.   In a previous post, we discussed the new expansion of the Post 9-11 GI Bill. On August 16th, 2017 Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 became law. Named after the original framer of …

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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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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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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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For-Profit Schools – Are they all bad?

From the onset, the goal of the Military Online Colleges blog has been to provide readers with the information needed to make their decision on where to attend college and earn their degree. To that end, it is only natural that our discussion on what is truly “military friendly” turns …

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Military Friendly?

Welcome to the blog site of MilitaryOnlineColleges.org. The purpose of the blog is to provide our readers with a wide range of information to help you better understand what “Military Friendly” really means as it relates to higher education.  Why is this important? Since the passing of the Post 9/11 …

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What Does “Military Friendly” Mean?

For veterans or active duty personnel, finding a college of university that’s “military friendly” can be challenging. There are numerous reasons for this, one being not all schools that claim to be “military friendly” actually are. Another reason is the definition of “military friendly” is fairly vague. With this in …

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