• November 10, 2021

    How to Use Your Post 9/11 GI Bill®

    What is the Post 9/11 GI Bill®? The Post 9/11 GI Bill® helps eligible Service members and Veterans pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Four Steps to Finance Your Degree at NU: STEP 1: Find ...

  • April 16, 2020

    Military to Civilian Jobs: Best Degrees for Veterans

    Let’s face it, you’ve been following orders pretty much since you got off the bus at basic. Now you’re about to be discharged and it’s time to take control – time to make your own decisions about what lies ahead. And while that can be wonderfully freeing, it can also be a little intimidating. But ...

  • March 12, 2020

    How to Go to School While on Active Duty In the San Diego Area

    If getting a degree while working a second job is a challenge, finishing one while serving on active duty in the military might seem downright impossible. However, Marine Bryan Hampton has his associate degree in engineering technology in his sights, thanks to the flexibility of veteran-founded National University. The school’s online program even enabled him ...

  • January 30, 2020

    Can I Get College Credit for Military Experience?

    If anyone can help active servicemembers get college credit for military experience, it’s Joaquin Cuenca. First, he’s a military enrollment officer at National University, and he helps people get the most from their military service every day. And, back when he was leaving the military, he’d earned enough credit to skip his entire freshman year. ...

  • January 13, 2020

    The Transition From Military To Civilian Life: Major Challenges

    When servicemembers make the transition from military to civilian life, they often miss a number of things: the all-encompassing focus on mission, the overriding sense of accomplishment, the personal pride of serving our country. But, for many, losing the esprit de corps between fellow soldiers, sailors, or airmen might be the toughest part of the ...

  • August 22, 2019

    Can I Be in the Military and College at the Same Time?

    If you’re on active duty and thinking about pursuing further education, you might find yourself wondering, “Can I be in the military and college at the same time?” You’ll be interested to know that the answer to that question is a resounding, “Yes!” Thousands of servicemembers enroll in college during their military careers to boost ...

  • June 10, 2019

    Get to Know the Veterans Center at National!

    Plenty of colleges and universities have a veterans center – a place where a veteran can use a computer, contact the VA office or find out a bit more about GI benefits. But there is at least one thing that separates the Veteran Center at National University’s Spectrum Campus in San Diego from the others ...

  • March 21, 2019

    Transitioning Out of the Military — Military-Friendly Colleges Online

    About 350,000 men and women will leave the military this year. Some will leave on a Friday and want to start working toward a degree on Monday. Others want to take a few classes to supplement what they learned in service, and others just want to figure out what to do next. But for almost ...

  • January 15, 2019

    What Is a Military-Friendly College?

    So, you’re an active-duty military servicemember or a veteran and you’re looking for a great education. Where do you even start? First, the internet is flooded with options. The moment you type “military-friendly college” into your search bar, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of Google search results. (You’ll get more than 170 million, actually.) ...

  • December 10, 2018

    How to Gift Your GI Benefits to Your Spouse

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill has helped millions of servicemembers pursue college degrees, vocational training, and coursework. The Bill has become even more valuable for military families with a recent addition. This new option permits servicemembers to transfer the GI Bill to a spouse or family member, who can take advantage of the education benefits. A ...

  • December 7, 2018

    Going to College While in the Military

    Always a curious kid, Eduardo Davila temporarily left his family without the use of a camera.  Carefully wielding a tiny screwdriver, the 8-year-old removed the camera’s casing then proceeded to painstakingly disassemble the intricate mechanics found within. Meticulously arranged across his bedroom floor, the array of sensors, lenses, and circuit boards presented a puzzle. Just ...

  • December 7, 2018

    5 Best Jobs for Veterans

    Throughout their service, veterans make sacrifices in support of our country. Along the way, they learn various specialized skills and are shaped by the unique environments where they work. Servicemembers often have the opportunity to polish their existing talents and strengths in specific career areas while on active duty; naturally enough, they may be drawn ...

  • October 23, 2018

    Finding the Best Military-Friendly College

    You’ve served your country. You still may be serving, in fact. And, now, you’re ready to begin a new adventure. Whether you’re returning to the classroom after many years, or you’ll be attending college for the first time, you’re no doubt excited about the personal and professional opportunities that come with earning a degree. As ...

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