Finding A School

UA Aquires Ashford University

University of Arizona Acquires For-Profit Ashford University

The University of Arizona has acquired for-profit Ashford University, with the aims to develop it into a non-profit that will now be the University of Arizona Global Campus. The Tucson-based university announced the deal as a purchase of $1. This move comes as UA has been expanding their online presence, and it is not one that everyone is happy about. Find out why.

construction management degrees

Degrees in Construction Management

A Degree in Construction Management May Be Right for You Were you a 12B combat engineer or a Seabee? Then the skills you learned in the field give you a head start toward a degree in Construction Management (CM). CM professionals plan, budget, and supervise new building projects and can work on any number of… Read more »

using your gi bill

Finding The Right College When Using Your GI Bill

Finding The Right College When You Are Using Your GI Bill If you are a service member or veteran, you could be making plans to use your GI Bill. As you are trying to figure out what you want to do, you might be overwhelmed with your options. Which school would be best? Where can… Read more »

career & educational goals military

Determine Your Career Path and Education Goals

It isn’t enough to just want to go to school; the time money and effort required demands that you make some hard choices upfront. Unlike a teenager whose parents are footing the bill, you can’t afford to make your education decisions on the fly. Decision Point #1: Want Do I Want to be When You… Read more »

Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon Program Explained

There are many different ways to find money for your education when you serve in the military. The Yellow Ribbon Program is one of them. Not every service member will be able to use the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Here is what you need to know to see if you qualify and if the program will… Read more »

Yellow Ribbon Schools List

Yellow Ribbon Schools List 2021

Colleges and universities that participate in the Yellow Ribbon program will cover some or all of the costs above that which Post 9/11 GI Bill will pay.  Check this Yellow Ribbon Schools list to find out if the school you hope to attend offers financial assistance so you can get your degree while avoiding out-of-pocket costs.

military spouse career

How To: Build A Sustainable Military Spouse Career

Many think that the full-time job of a military spouse is automatically to support their active duty military partner. While being a supportive spouse is SO crucial in a successful military career, that doesn’t mean that it has to be their FULL-TIME, 9 to 5 commitment. Military spouses should still be able to have their… Read more »

student veteran masters degree

How One Marine Took Her Career To The Next Level

For those who have done an accredited certification program, but want more information, expertise, and to take your career to that next level… start looking for a master’s program. That’s exactly how it started for Marie Gonzalez, previous Marine, and current military spouse. The search as student veteran for a master’s program… A Career With… Read more »

Veterans in College

Why Veterans Who Go To College Before The Workforce Make More Money

When faced with separation from the military one can feel pulled in many different directions. The most obvious dilemma being the decision between going back to school and going into the workforce. We’re here to tell you why veterans who go to college before the workforce make more money. They get higher paying jobs When… Read more »

military spouse education

How Military Spouses Effectively Use CollegeRecon

There are loads of tools that are presented as extremely helpful for military spouses. However, if we don’t know how to most effectively use a tool, then it is hard to see the positive impact it could have on our life. One topic where a great deal of assistance is needed is military spouses’ education…. Read more »

6 Questions Student Veterans Must Ask Admissions Counselors

College-bound veterans have a lot on the line when they enroll in a degree program. They have a fixed amount of education benefits so enrolling in the right program from the start is crucial. Connecting with the Veteran Affairs Coordinator at prospective colleges and universities is the most efficient way to get all military-related questions… Read more »

military friendly universities

How “Top” National Universities Serve Veterans

  Every year, US News and World Report comes out with a list of the top schools in the USA. They just rolled out their latest lists for top colleges and universities in the United States for 2018, and we want to know, are any of them military friendly universities too?! Like we have done… Read more »

veteran friendly universities

Top Veteran Friendly Universities in The U.S.

You know that you’re going back to school and want to enroll in a degree program that will be the stepping stone for your career. You also know that you need the university you enroll at to have military and veteran support programs to help you succeed. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the top… Read more »

GI Bill, interview tips, #ForeverGIBill, collegerecon, student veterans, veteran education, military friendly

How Veterans Successfully Start The College Search

The college search. A process that many don’t look forward to or thrive in. There are so many schools out there, how on earth could you find THE one? Most online college search let you search for schools based on the normal things one looks for: tuition range, private vs. public, location, degree programs, etc…. Read more »

military friendly community college for airmen and women collegerecon student veterans veteran friendly military friendly GI Bill education

A Community College for Airmen & Women

Being active duty in the Air Force means that you are also afforded opportunities to continue your education while serving. How? Through the Community College of the Air Force.  How Airmen & Women Can Enroll at The Community College of the Air Force The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is a worldwide multi-campus… Read more »

GI Bill benefits

How I Found The Military Friendly School For Me

How do you best position yourself for life after the military? Sgt. Andres Reyes has an idea, “I’m going to continue my education.  I always want to be learning.” From the Army to College Sgt. Reyes has been in the Army for nine years, but after an injury while serving he began thinking about what his… Read more »

college search tool for gi bill users

For Profit Schools & GI Bill Users

Considerable changes have come to the for-profit sector of the higher education world.  These dramatic shifts have caused for-profit schools to lose their accreditation or close altogether. As a result, GI Bill users have lost college credits credits, received diminished education benefits and the sudden loss of a housing allowance. For-Profit Institution Problems Most recently, Ashford University… Read more »

How Top Public Universities Serve Student Veterans

US News & World Report just rolled out their latest list(s) for top colleges and universities in the United States for 2017! Like we have done previously, we’re going to stack  The Top Public National Universities against our standards to see just how well these top institutions serve student veterans and military personnel.  (Courtesy: University of… Read more »

What Colleges Look For In Prospective Student Veterans

You knew what your military superiors wanted & expected of you, but you are now faced with the question, ‘What do admissions counselors look for and want from you?’ Here’s how to go into the admissions process with a clear strategy and end goal in sight as a military affiliated student. Applying to college as a military… Read more »

How Having A Contact On Campus Is A Game-Changer When Starting College

You’re already setting yourself up for success by going back to school. Congrats and way to go on making that big decision of an investment of time, energy, and money. What is the next step to help you work toward a successful higher education experience? Make a contact on campus. Don’t be a stranger. Stand out. Be… Read more »

15 Crucial Things To Consider When Looking To Attend College As A Veteran

The following 15 points are what all veterans looking to attend college should consider before making a decision: 1. Campus Student Veterans of America Chapter– SVA chapters are student-Veteran groups that have formed on college and university campuses to provide peer-to-peer networks for Veterans who are attending those institutions. 2. Full-time Veteran Counselor on Campus– A… Read more »