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As a Veteran, You Have a Head Start on the 3 Things All College Bound Students Need

A college degree is arguably the best way to reach your career goals, create new opportunities, find your dream job, and increase income. However, the cost, time, and effort it takes to earn a degree can be overwhelming. But, thanks to your military experience you have a leg up in all three of those areas.

Money For School

The cost of a college degree can run over $40,000 a year – in tuition alone. But, as a result of your military service, you can virtually eliminate the cost of higher education through programs like tuition assistance, scholarships, and of course, the GI Bill.

Time Saved To Complete

Earning a degree typically takes between 4 and 5 years. However, your military experience can reduce the number of classes needed to earn your degree through a program known as ACE (American Council on Education). ACE is used by schools to determine the college-level equivalencies for your military training and experience.

Effort Through Training and Adversity

Unlike most freshman college students that have never had to push themselves through adversity, your training and experience in the military has given you the focus and tenacity to meet the demands of earning your degree.

Your combination of education benefits, life experience, and support programs will ensure your success as you prepare for going to college. So, don’t let your concerns about Money, Time and Effort slow you down.

Getting Your Master’s Degree in Computer Science

Getting Your Master’s Degree in Computer Science Going into Computer Science can be a smart choice. According to the BLS, the computer and information technology occupation is expected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage was $88,240 in May of 2019, which… Read more »

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Veteran Education Benefits: VA’s FAQ’s

VA FAQ’s: Covid and Education Benefits For many of you, the fall semester has started and you may have some questions regarding conflicts between your school’s response to COVID-19 and your VA education benefits. This is a summary of all the FAQs the VA has answered and posted online. On March 21, 2020, President Trump… Read more »

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Liberal Studies: The Perfect Degree

The Perfect Degree: Liberal Arts A degree in Liberal Studies (also referred to as Liberal Arts or Liberal Arts and Sciences) is a well-rounded, student-guided degree program that prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers. A great Liberal Studies program will give students the opportunity to customize their degree program to focus on their… Read more »

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Paralegal: Certificates, Degrees, and Job Opportunities 

Paralegal: Certificates, Degrees, and Job Opportunities A paralegal education can open doors to an exciting career with excellent pay. Paralegal jobs span a variety of opportunities from public service to private sector jobs, including non-profit and outreach programs. A paralegal education is available as an associate or bachelor’s degree and as a postsecondary certificate program…. Read more »

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Civil Engineering Degrees, Jobs and Scholarships

Getting a Degree in Civil Engineering Civil engineering is one of the many types of engineering you can go into. A civil engineer works to plan and supervise public works projects. They work on the infrastructure that moves people and commerce around the country and work on public works projects such as buildings, highways, airports,… Read more »

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Communications Degrees and Jobs

Communications Degree with Corresponding Jobs A degree in communications can take you down many different career paths. From working in relative isolation at home behind a computer screen to networking for public relations, a degree in communications can lead to a variety of jobs including: Advertising Broadcasting Communication Research Entertainment Event Management News Media Public… Read more »

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Degrees for Radiation Technicians and Careers

Great Degrees for Portable Careers: Medical Radiologic Technology A degree in medical radiologic technology can lead to a job as a radiologic therapist, radiologic technician, or a number of other specialized diagnostic positions in the health and wellness field. Most medical radiologic technology education programs lead to an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree while… Read more »

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Great Degrees for Portable Careers: Nursing

Nursing Degrees A degree in nursing can open doors to an exciting career with excellent pay. Job opportunities with a degree in nursing can be found across all 50 states and overseas too! Nursing careers span a variety specialties including: Clinical Nurse Neonatal Nurse Critical Care Nurse Dialysis Nurse Psychiatric Nurse Trauma Nurse Oncology Nurse… Read more »

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Respiratory Therapy Degrees and Careers

Great Degrees for Portable Careers: Respiratory Therapy Respiratory therapy is a specialized healthcare field where practitioners are trained in pulmonary medicine. Respiratory therapists are trained to assess, treat, and monitor patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system. Respiratory Therapists help people who suffer from chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. They provide emergency… Read more »

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Sending Your Child to College During Covid-19

Sending Your Child to College During Covid-19 The transition to campus life is a milestone military kids tend to excel at. Family separations and frequent moves have made them adaptable, mature, and resourceful. Spending four years on the same college campus without having to change schools is a prospect many find awesome. Suddenly they’ve found… Read more »

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Veteran’s Guide For Going to Law School

Veteran’s Guide to Law School Veterans gain qualities such as leadership skills, critical thinking, and stress management while in the service. This experience can provide a strong foundation in legal education and law practice.  If this is a degree you want to pursue, then read on for our Veteran’s Guide For Going to Law School…. Read more »

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Strategy for Going to College as a Military Spouse

Strategy for Going to College as a Military Spouse I bet when you decided to go back to school as a military spouse you never thought you would have to plan for moving and possibly changing colleges before even finishing a degree. That is just one of the many reality’s military spouses face. It is… Read more »

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Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Getting a Criminal Justice Degree A degree in criminal justice can open doors to an exciting career with excellent pay. Criminal justice careers span a variety of jobs from opportunities in local government, federal jobs, and the private sector. Job opportunities with a degree in criminal justice can be found across all 50 states and… Read more »

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Getting a Degree in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Degrees  Chemical engineering is just one of the many types of engineering you can choose to study. This type of engineering is as old as process industries. It started with the fermentation and evaporation processes that were operated by early civilizations. Modern chemical engineering emerged with the development of large-scale, chemical manufacturing operations… Read more »

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Tech Training Opportunities For Military and Veterans

Tech Training Opportunities You May Not Know About Jobs in technology tend to be abundant, interesting, and well-paid. In addition, they often offer more flexibility, job mobility, and work/life balance than many other careers. If information and training are the only things keeping you from pursuing a technology career, there are different ways to overcome… Read more »

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Accounting: Great Degrees for Portable Careers

Great Degrees for Portable Careers: Accounting A degree in accounting can open doors to a rewarding career with excellent pay. Job opportunities in both the public and private sectors can be found across all 50 states and overseas in positions such as: Certified public accountant Forensic accountant Bookkeeper Comptroller Chief Financial Officer Financial Analyst A… Read more »

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Separation and Retirement Services for Military

Transitioning out of the military, be it after an eight year enlistment or retiring with twenty-plus years’ service under your belt, is a huge step. You aren’t merely stepping away from a job, but a job that is built within an entire unique community. Finding your way to a new normal in the civilian world… Read more »

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Veterinary Technology: Great Degrees for Portable Careers

Great Degrees for Portable Careers: Veterinary Technology A degree in veterinary technology can open doors to a rewarding career helping animals and their people. Great paying job opportunities in both the public and private sectors can be found across all 50 states and overseas in organizations such as: Civilian veterinary office Military installation veterinary center… Read more »

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Sport Management Degree

Hot Degrees: Sport Management Do you enjoy participating in and watching sports? Do the numerous and diverse aspects of athletics interest you? If you answered “yes” then a degree in sport management can prepare you for an exciting career in the sports and athletics industry! The study of sport management prepares students for positions within… Read more »

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Mechanical Engineering: Degrees, Jobs and Scholarships

Getting a Degree in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering is one of the many different engineering degrees you could choose to study. It is all about the study of objects and systems in motion, touching every aspect of modern life. It is one of the oldest of the engineering disciplines, combining engineering, physics, and mathematics. While… 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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Hot Degrees: Gerontology

Getting a Degree in Gerontology A degree in gerontology can open doors to many different career paths. Great paying jobs in this area of study have opportunities in both the public and private sectors, and include jobs in a wide variety of careers such as: Law Health Care Business Social Work Public Policy Senior Care… Read more »

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Getting Your Master’s Degree Online

Earn Your Online Master’s Degree Tired of being the low (wo)man on the totem pole at work merely because of a piece of paper? Want to earn better promotions and great pay? How about transitioning into a new career field with more opportunity and better pay? Getting an online master’s degree can help you earn… Read more »

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Getting a Degree in Electrical Engineering

Getting a Degree in Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering is working towards a career path that is about designing, developing, and testing electrical equipment. If you pursue this career path you would find yourself working with electronic devices, from pocket calculators to supercomputers. Electrical engineering overlaps with computer engineering and since technology is always going to… Read more »

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Hot Degrees: Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics Degrees A degree in nutrition and dietetics can open doors to many different career paths. Great paying jobs in this career field have opportunities in both the public and private sectors, and include jobs in a wide variety of settings such as: Schools Hospitals Elder care organizations Clinical care Sports and recreation… Read more »

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Getting a Degree in Aeronautics or Aviation

Aeronautics and Aviation Degrees Professionals in aeronautics and aviation are always in high demand. This is one of the few career paths that has consistent job stability along with great pay and excellent benefits. Careers in aeronautics come in a wide variety jobs with opportunities in all 50 states and across the globe! Earn your… Read more »

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Getting a Degree in Computer Science

Computer Science Degree Programs A degree in computer science can take you down many different career paths. From programming to networking to IT. You can work in: Software Development Information systems Programming Computer Tech Support, Web Development You can work for a business, in a school, a hospital, or even for the government. You could… Read more »

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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 »

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Getting A Degree In Education

Degrees in Education Getting a degree in education is a popular choice when it comes to securing a well-paying job with great benefits. A degree in education will give students a general background in education and teaching while allowing one to specialize in a specific grade level (elementary or secondary) and particular subject areas such… Read more »

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Education Careers for Veterans and Military Spouses

Careers in Education for Veterans and Military Spouses Every May, teachers are celebrated for their hard work and contributions to enriching the lives of students through education. Teacher Appreciation Week originated around 1950 when a teacher advocated for her profession and Eleanor Roosevelt convinced Congress to formally recognize teachers. For the nearly 1 million military-connected… Read more »

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Nursing Careers for Veterans and Military Spouses

Nursing Careers for Veterans and Military Spouses Nurses have stepped into the limelight due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Before this publicity, nurses have long been one of the most highly respected professions – ranking number one in honesty and ethics for nearly 20 years. The World Health Organization declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse… Read more »

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SVA Student Veteran Survey Insights

Student Veterans of America Survey Offers Interesting Results In March 2020, our partner organization, Student Veterans of America (SVA), conducted a comprehensive survey to determine the impact of COVID-19 on student veterans and the veteran community as a whole. The web survey, conducted between March 16th and March 19th, 2020, received a total of 567… Read more »

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Getting a Degree in Social Work

Getting a Degree in Social Work Getting a degree in Social Work can be a great way to work with people and your local community. It will be a job in which you can help improve the quality of life for people and work towards system-wide changes. Social workers can work with individuals, couples, families,… Read more »

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Getting a Degree in Business Administration

Business Administration Degrees Getting a degree in Business Administration is one of the more popular choices when it comes to what you will study in college. Getting this type of degree will give you a general background in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources management, and other business-related topics. You can get an associate’s degree, bachelor’s… Read more »

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Reasons For Veterans To Become a Physician Assistant

Reasons to Become a Physician Assistant If you want high pay, job security, and meaningful work, a career in healthcare may be your best bet. The combination of an ever-growing need and a shortage of qualified professionals puts Physician Assistants (PAs) in particularly high demand. Job Market For Physician Assistants The job market for PAs… Read more »

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Why Going To College After Military Service Is A Smart Choice

Why Going To College After Military Service Is A Smart Choice As your time in service is coming to an end, you might be wondering if college is the right choice for you or if you should go straight into the workforce. There seems to be a lot of options for you at the moment…. Read more »

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Best College Majors For High Paying Careers

Not all college degrees are equal, at least not when it comes to how much money you can make and how likely it is to find a job. A study at Bankrate has come up with a list of degrees, ranked based on how valuable they are. How Did They Define “Most Valuable”? Bankrate looked… Read more »

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Enroll and Launch Your Education Adventure

Now it’s time to enroll and launch your education adventure.  It is important to note that the enrollment process, procedures, and requirements differ from school to school. You may find that some schools require minimum scores on the SAT or ACT assessment exams.  While others may waive these requirements for adult learners like veterans. In… Read more »

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The Best Dorm Room Shopping Tips For Parents

Your son or daughter graduated from high school in May, you have the whole summer together, and they don’t leave for college until August. But, there is one thing looming over your head, their dorm room. You need to work with your student to get ready for this big move, and doing so can be… Read more »

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Retake DSST Exam For Free For A Limited Time

From August 1st through September 30th, eligible military members can retake their DSST exams for free if they do not pass them the first time. This is potentially great news for those taking DSST exams through DANTES! What Is DANTES? DANTES stands for Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support and provides no-cost education and career-planning… Read more »

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How To Prepare For Back To School As A New College Student

Summer doesn’t last forever and before you know it, classes will be starting up for the fall. You might be a young student, right out of high school or going back to school after your military career has ended. You might be a military spouse changing your career, or trying to complete that degree you… Read more »

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You Already Have What A College Student Needs

A college degree is arguably the best way to reach your career goals, create new opportunities, find your dream job, and increase income. Unfortunately, the cost, time, and effort it takes to earn a degree can be overwhelming. But, thanks to your military experience you have a leg up in all three of those areas…. Read more »

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Get A SMART Start On Your Education

Are you thinking about what’s next after the military? Planning your transition and reintegration can be daunting, but there are some steps you can take to make the process less stressful and increase your chances for a successful civilian life. Planning For Change Practically speaking, planning a career change is not unlike a planning military… Read more »

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13 Great Apps For Students

In today’s world there seems to be an app for everything. If you are a student, you can find quite a few apps that will make your life a little easier.  Here are 13 apps for students to help make your college life a little easier. 13 Great Apps For Students Cited Cited is a… Read more »

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JST and CCAF Transcript

Did you know that with your JST or CCAF transcript that you may be eligible to receive credits for college? As a service member or veteran going to college, you will want to make the most of your time there. Even if you have never been to college before, you could start school with some… Read more »

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HPSP Scholarship: Health Professions Scholarship Program

If you are interested in the medical field, going through the military to earn your degree and start your career can be a good idea. There are different ways you can do so too. A couple of options are to use the HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship Program) to go to the school of your choice,… Read more »

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College For Active Duty Military: On Installation

If you are active duty military and want to further your education, you have options. You can take classes online, go to a local college or university, or you can attend classes at your duty station. Here we’re exploring options for college for active duty military on base. The option to attend college at your… Read more »

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The Veterans Upward Bound Program

Being able to get your college degree can be a challenge, and sometimes people do need some extra help to do so. That is why the Veterans Upward Bound Program is there. To help veterans get motivated as well as assisting them in developing the skills they need to succeed in a post-secondary education program…. Read more »

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Army Green To Gold Program – Active Duty Option

For those that have joined the Army as an enlisted soldier, there is an option to go to college and become an officer through the Army’s Green to Gold Program. Here is what you need to know about the program: What Is The Army’s Green to Gold Program? There are a couple of different options… Read more »

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Marine Corps Education Programs

Serving in the US Marine Corps can be an excellent career choice. Within the Marine Corps, there are many opportunities to further your career, both while serving in the military, and once you move on to your after military career. Below we’ll explore Marine Corps education programs. Marine Corps Education Programs Marine Corps University The… Read more »

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