Choosing Your School

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NOW is the Time for an Online Degree

If you have ever been on the fence about earning your degree, there is no better time than now to find your ideal online program. Earn a valuable online degree to enhance your knowledge and advance your career, or even change careers altogether!

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How to Determine if Business School Is Right for You?

Is Business School Right for Me? Business schools educate individuals in courses and programs related to business, management, economics, and finance. Receiving a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) can be a great way for veterans to prepare themselves for a career in this field. An MBA program helps veterans learn a variety of different trades… Read more »

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Should Veterans Declare A Major Before Starting College?

Should Veterans Declare A Major Before Starting College? Conventional wisdom says veterans should declare a major before starting their college or university career.  Actually, that’s not always the case- even if you use a GI Bill. Choosing a major is a significant milestone in the college process because it identifies your academic focus area and… Read more »

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Choosing a School: What About For-Profit Schools

Be Savvy Choosing Your College Your GI Bill money is a hard-earned benefit. Investing it wisely will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Once you know what you want to study and why, you have to decide where you want to enroll. Many U.S. colleges are facing challenges because the college-age population… Read more »

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School Accreditation: What You Need to Know

School Accreditation – What Does It All Mean? If you’ve ever looked into colleges, you may have run across something called an “accreditation”. Or you have heard different colleges, online or residential, bragging that they are in some way accredited. What does that all mean, and why is it important to you? Defining the Term… Read more »

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Becoming an Electrician as a Veteran

Electricians Are in High Demand If you like being hands-on, doing work that requires practical knowledge, and hope to earn while you learn instead of paying tuition, becoming an electrician may be the choice for you. Electrical work isn’t repetitive or monotonous. Most electricians encounter and solve new problems every day. The job’s not glamorous,… Read more »

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VET TEC Possible Program Expansion

Technology is something we cannot live without in today’s society. We are dazzled, delighted, and inundated by it, and it reaches into nearly every aspect of our lives. These days, most kids seem to have IT skills innately woven into their DNA. I watch in awe as my children program on Minecraft, create their own… Read more »

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VA Suspends Education Benefits At These 5 Schools

The Department of Veterans Affairs Is Suspending Educational Benefits According to a Military Times article, the Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending educational benefits for new students at 5 universities: University of Phoenix Colorado Technical University American InterContinental University Bellevue University Temple University The VA is doing this because the schools have violated US law… Read more »

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Liberal Arts Colleges Can Make You More Money

We all know if you have a college degree that you have the potential to make more money than if you didn’t, but did you also know that getting one from a liberal arts college can help you out even more? Make More Money By Attending Liberal Arts Colleges A recent report by the Georgetown… Read more »

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Top 10 Colleges That Pay Off The Most

How do you measure the value of a college degree? Does it really matter where you get yours from? According to a CNBC.com article, one way to measure that is NPV, or “net present value.”  They use NPV to come up with the following list of the Top 10 colleges that pay off the most… Read more »

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CHECKLIST – Find the College that Fits your Career Goals

Finding the school that fits your goals, scheduling, and is covered by your benefits is not as cut and dry as it may seem, but it is much easier if you have already done your homework. If you have followed the first two checklist items you should be fairly clear on your career path and… Read more »

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Know Your Education Benefits: A Checklist

Far too many veterans make the mistake of diving into school without fully understanding their education benefits. The fact is that each of your military and veteran education programs have specific policies, regulations, and limitations. Not knowing how they work can led to delays, out-of-pocket expenses, embarrassment, or worse – lost benefits. Simply put, there… Read more »

Your College Degree “Pre-Launch” Checklist

Earning your degree and launching your next career requires focus, effort, and planning. The key to success comes down to five tasks that you need to check off before start.  The following five item checklist will ensure you don’t waste money, time, or effort in the pursuit of your college degree. Determine Your Career Path… Read more »

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Transferring From One College To Another

Sometimes people start college at one school, and end of transferring to another. This could be for a host of different reasons. Some schools you are meant to transfer from if you would like to go on and get a higher degree, such is the case with Community Colleges. Others, might just not be a… Read more »

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Where Should You Go To School? How to Decide

Once you have decided to go back to school, you will need to narrow down your choices and decide where to go to school. This isn’t always an easy thing to do since there can be a lot of options. Here are some factors that can go into deciding where you should go to school…. Read more »

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Back To School: How To Decide

Should You Go Back to School?  How To Decide As a service member or a spouse, you might be at a place where you are thinking about if you should go back to school.  May you want to start or finish your degree. There can be many different reasons to do so and there are… Read more »

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BAH Rate Calculator and GI Bill MHA

Basic Allowance For Housing Calculator and GI Bill MHA Rates BAH Calculator for US military personnel and their families  who are relocating or planning to move.  Also can be used by veterans as a Post 911 GI Bill BAH Rate calculator. BAH Calculator (Basic Allowance For Housing) ** UPDATED for 2020** Calculate your 2020 BAH… Read more »

FAFSA

FAFSA: What You Need To Know

FAFSA is an important part of paying for college. FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. With FAFSA, you can find money for college in the form of federal grants, work-study, and loans. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easy to do online. In addition to federal student aid, many… Read more »

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10 Step Guide to Going to College

Your military career is coming to an end, you can see your ETS date approaching and have been thinking about what you want to do after this chapter ends. Or, you are a military spouse, your kids are all school age now, and you want to start focusing on your own career. What about going… Read more »

Culinary Schools for Veterans

GI Bill® Approved Culinary Schools

Humans love food! From brunch to lunch to dinner parties to bake sales. For those with an interest in making the food, culinary arts can be the right subject to study in school. A culinary arts degree focuses on skills that you would need in order to pursue a profession in the food industry. According to the BLS, employment in food preparation and serving related occupations is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

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Online Colleges for Military List 2020-2021

Online Colleges for Military Is one of your goals this year to start on the path of getting your degree? Wonderful! The next question is do you want to take classes online or on campus? If you choose online, then you’re going to want to find the best online colleges for military.  We have that… Read more »

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Community College Can Be A Smart Idea

There are many different options when it comes to getting a degree. One of those is attending school at a community college. These colleges, which are also sometimes called junior colleges, are a smart choice for a lot of people. There are many things to consider when choosing where to go to school.  Here are… Read more »

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DoD MOU: Everything You Need to Know

As a service member, you want to find a veteran or military friendly school to go to. You want to make sure they have your best interests as a service member in mind when you are going to their school. How do you determine this? How do you know if your school is veteran and… Read more »

SAT and ACT Tests and Scores

SAT and ACT Tests and Scores: What You Need to Know

If you’re looking to obtain an undergraduate degree, you’ll need to start with admission. In order to gain admission, you’ll likely need to take one of the standardized tests, known as the SAT and ACT tests. Undergraduate programs include those that result in an Associate’s or a Bachelor’s degree, and most colleges and universities require… Read more »

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San Francisco BAH Rates 2020

San Francisco BAH rates and housing Information for military and veterans. San Francisco BAH Rates 2020 This page details the San Francisco military housing area to assist you in making decisions about where to live. If you’re looking to go to school and use the military housing allowance from your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, check… Read more »