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 I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: Two Military Success Stories

An MBA might be one of the most challenging experiences you ever put yourself through. To succeed, you have to be willing to go that extra mile, putting time and effort into what can only be described as a rigorous program. It means squeezing value out of every second of every day. There are no …

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 …

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: A Military Vet Success Story

Every day, approximately 1,300 new veterans, spouses and their children transition from a highly-structured life in the military into a much less predictable life as civilians. The challenges veterans face can be daunting — ranging from finding a job to managing finances to addressing mental health issues. There can be uncertainty about where to start, …

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 …

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: A Navy Vet Success Story

“You’ll never amount to anything out there. If you leave, I promise you’ll be back.” After 16 years in the service and two combat tours, it was Seaman Francisco Rivera’s last day in the Navy. He never forgot the sting of the words uttered by his Master Chief Petty Officer from the 32nd Street Naval …

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 …

How Military Tuition Assistance Can Fund Your Education

You joined the United States military to serve your country and build your character. Your military service allowed you to do that and so much more. Now it’s time to move forward and further your education, a decision that can impact your future in a big way. But perhaps you are not sure where to …