Military

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 …

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 …

What Is a Military-Friendly College?

So, you’re an active-duty 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.) Weeding …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …