Choosing A School

California BAH Rates 2018

Moving or PCSing to California? Looking for BAH Rates for schools in California?  Looking to buy a home?  Find BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates in California broken out by city, pay grade and dependency status. 2018 BAH Rates in California BARSTOW & FORT IRWIN, CA Beale AFB, CA BRIDGEPORT, CA CAMP PENDLETON, CA CHINA […]

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Alaska BAH Rates 2018

Moving or PCSing to Alaska? Looking for BAH Rates for schools? Find BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates for Alaska broken out by city, pay grade and dependency status. Alaska BAH Rates For 2018 ANCHORAGE, AK BAH Rates FAIRBANKS, AK BAH Rates JUNEAU, AK BAH Rates KETCHIKAN, AK BAH Rates KODIAK ISLAND, AK BAH Rates SITKA, AK BAH Rates   […]

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Yellow Ribbon Schools List 2018

Want to avoid out-of-pocket costs while using your GI Bill benefits and still attend the college of your choice?  Find out if your school you hope to attend is a one of the Yellow Ribbon schools. You may know that education expenses for tuition & fees may exceed the amount the Post 9/11 GI Bill will […]

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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 […]

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How One Marine Found Her Ideal Veteran Friendly Master’s Degree

Not sure what to study using your GI Bill? No worries! Some military affiliated students go into a degree program and discover their true calling while getting real world experience. That’s how it worked for Alyssa DeStefano, United States Marine Corrections Officer. An Education + The Marines DeStefano’s education started prior to joining the Marines. […]

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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 […]

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8 Questions That College-Bound Veterans Should Ask Admissions Counselors

College-bound veterans have a ton of questions about prospective schools (& rightfully so). Connecting with the Veteran Affairs Coordinator at your school of choice is the most efficient way to get all of your questions answered. The following are 8 questions you should ask the Veteran Affairs Coordinator to determine if the school places an emphasis […]

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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 […]

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How Military Spouses Effectively use CollegeRecon.com

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. […]

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8 Questions Student Veterans Must Ask Admissions

Everyone has questions when applying to colleges. Whether you are a veteran, military personnel, GI Bill user, or dependent there are unique questions specific to you & your needs. ‘What program will best fit my needs?’ ‘How flexible are professors with my life outside of school?’ ‘Do my previous experiences and trainings count toward college […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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A Community College for Airmen & Women

Being active duty in the Air Force means that you are also afforded great opportunities to continue your education while serving. How so? Through the Community College of the Air Force. (It’s true, there’s a community college for airmen and women!)   What is the Community College of the Air Force? The Community College of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 7 Public National Universities against our standards to see just how well these top institutions serve student veterans and military personnel. (The complete […]

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What Colleges Look For In Prospective Student Veterans

You knew what your military superiors wanted & expected of you, but as you transition onto a college campus you’re a bit stuck. ‘What do admissions counselors look for in prospective students?’ Here’s how to go into the admissions process with a clear strategy and end goal in sight as a military affiliated student. How to start […]

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8 Schools With The Most Veterans Programs

These 8 not-for-profit colleges and universities offer the most veterans programs of any schools we’ve evaluated, including credit for military experience.

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How The 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success Program Helps You Graduate From College

Use the 8 Keys to Success to identify colleges and universities committed to helping veterans transition from the military to success in school.

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New England Institute of Technology Helps Student Veterans

Getting a degree in as little as 18 months sounds impossible to some, but not to the student veterans at New England Institute of Technology.

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How Good Is Veteran Assistance At Top Ranked National Universities?

How well do some of US News & World Report’s top ranked colleges and universities support students who are veterans and active duty military?

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Type Of Institution Suits Your Transitioning Veteran Lifestyle?

There are many different types of institutions in the United States where you can attain some form of higher education. The question is, which one is best for your transitioning veteran lifestyle? First, you need to know a little more about each type. Let’s go:: Liberal Arts College– A liberal arts college is one with […]

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