Does Grad School Make Sense for GI Bill Students?

It used to be that a lucrative and secure career meant four years of hard work at a university and then a move into the workforce. Veterans could use their GI Bill benefits to get a bachelor's degree, and feel confident that they'd set themselves up for a solid job until retirement. With more Americans seeking ...

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Experience in the Military Prepared Me to be a Leader on Campus

The admissions officer from the well known and highly-selective college was frank with me on the phone. “We don’t really admit nontraditional profiles like you,” he said. “I suggest you try somewhere else.” I thanked him, hung up the phone, and sat down on the bed of my childhood room. I had just received my ...

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Staying Motivated in College After the Military

It goes without saying that attending college is different than the military life, and staying motivated in college after the military can be a struggle. In many ways college is easier. For instance, American colleges don’t generally feature 60-ton armored vehicles rolling around campus, and to my knowledge none of them float around the world ...

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The Importance of College Accreditation

The GI Bill is one of the most valuable benefits offered to service personnel. Used wisely, it can fully fund your tuition and fees for a course that will kick-start your future career – all while providing assistance with housing costs. How could you go wrong? Sadly, many service personnel have gone wrong. The world ...

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6 Veteran Scholarships You Need to Take Advantage of Now

SPONSORED CONTENT   Don’t let the GI Bill — even tuition assistance (TA) — be your only financial aid for college. Check out these quick facts to see if you are eligible for the six veteran scholarships that you need to take advantage of now: 1. American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary offers opportunities for ...

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UNOH – School for Veterans

SPONSORED   Looking for an online school? Want this school to have a great veteran focus and lots of programs? Oh, and wouldn't it be nice if it were a private, not-for-profit academic institution too? Let’s check out the University of Northwestern Ohio; you might like what you see. (Bonus, I hear they have a ...

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Choosing a Degree as a Military Veteran

When choosing a degree, it’s important to understand that your MOS is not a signifier of what you should do from here on out. Your military service itself is enough. Employers are not expecting what you did in the military to automatically translate into the civilian sector, and your degree need not be restricted to ...

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Is Criminal Justice a Good Career Path for Veterans?

Yes. Good chat, thanks for coming. Oh, you want to know more? OK, OK. Gather round, ye veteran brothers and sisters.   If you’re interested in a crime-fighting career or becoming a superhero, criminal justice is an excellent path to follow. (I hear that’s how Deadpool got his start, no?)   Let me tell you the tale ...

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5 Schools to Consider When Taking Your Next Step

*SPONSORED Thinking about using your GI Bill, or taking your VocRehab benefits out for a test drive? Colleges have really ramped up their game for veterans, offering more and more services, opportunities and programs tailored to both active duty and discharged military. There are so many options out there nowadays that it can spin your ...

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Veterans Interested in Medical School: Advice for You

Pursuing a career in the medical field can be one of the smartest, most fulfilling and financially sound choices a veteran can make.   From medical technicians to nurses and physical therapists, there are hundreds of well-paying and satisfying jobs to choose from. For a select few who are willing and able to undertake the ...

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