Choosing A School

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Dental Hygiene Degree Options and Career Opportunities

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment opportunities for dental hygienists will grow 11% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Dental hygienist jobs span a variety of opportunities including private sector jobs, government employment, and even opportunities with non-profits and outreach programs.

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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.

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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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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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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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States Offering In-State Tuition For Veterans After 3 Years From Discharge

Find states that offer in-state tuition for non-resident veterans beyond the 3-year discharge cap. The Choice Act requires states to offer in-state tuition to non-resident veterans for 3-years after leaving the military. However, 27 states have passed laws that make veteran students eligible for in-state tuition beyond the Choice Act’s limit. With this change there is now a confusing and inconsistent patchwork of laws across the country.

GI Bill Myths

6 GI Bill Myths Debunked

Don’t miss out on maximizing your GI Bill opportunities because you believe one of these 6 myths. We debunk these GI Bill myths so that you can make the most of your military education benefits.

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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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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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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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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 »

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 »

GI Bill Certification

Lessons Learned: Certify Your GI Bill Eligibility

In this series of articles I have covered many of the lessons I learned the hard way – through personal experience. The tips and tricks I have learned will help you navigate the process and “red tape” of military and veteran education benefits. For this article I am going dive a bit deeper into an… 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 »

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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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 »

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 »