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

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...

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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 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 …