You’re a smart person. We already know that.

But it’s not easy to navigate the road to higher education. Here is where you’ll find the resources to find the right education for you. Whether it’s a four-year degree you’re looking for, post-grad education or even licenses and certificates, we’ll help you with the entire process.

Check out our new School Matchmaker – tell us what you’re looking for in post-military education and we’ll match you with a Military Friendly School that exceeds your expectations.

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Dream Bigger

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

“Veterans don’t show up.” “Veterans don’t take advantage of all of the resources available to them.” “Veterans have low self-esteem.” “Veterans don’t aim high enough.” When I hear stereotypes like this, I think back to ...

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5 Truths About What Makes a School Military Friendly®

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Don’t be misled by free coffee and donuts, my friend. There is much more you should evaluate when checking out a school, and one of the first areas of investigation should be how well it ...

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How to Get the Most Out of a Community College

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Finding the right school to attend after military service is an important job. There are literally dozens of factors that need to be considered before making a choice. For many veterans, one of the biggest ...

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Your Key To Success: Rethinking Your College Major

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Can veterans change college majors, especially as recipients of educational benefits? Granted, we all have off-days, more-difficult-than-usual classes and semesters, and professors who are especially challenging. But when this begins to be a pattern, you ...

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13 Great Schools That Support Military Veterans

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

As a military veteran looking to go back to school, it is important to know which colleges and universities are doing their part to support veterans like yourself. The value that veterans bring to campuses, ...

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5 Reasons Why Enlisted Veterans Don’t Get Into Top Schools

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

You’re a brainiac who aced the ASVAB. You could have attended college after high school, but for whatever reason, you didn’t. You might not have felt ready, or maybe you didn’t have the money. Either ...

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The Pros and Cons of Low-Residency College Programs

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

After what you went through in the military, going to college is supposed to be easy, right? Sure, there are plenty of academic challenges and late-term stress to go around, but at least you get ...

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Army Veteran Turned Software Engineer

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Co-author, Breaking Into Startups I discovered programming while deployed to Iraq in 2015. I was working night shifts at the Joint Operations Center in Baghdad. My job was to the write the daily SITREP, or ...

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The Truth About Using the GI Bill for Community College

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The GI Bill gives veterans access to a variety of institutions, from vocational to Ivy League universities. While you’re trying to decide where you belong in your academic journey, you may find that you should ...

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How (and Why) to Network with Your Professor

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

I know what you’re thinking: “This article is going to tell me how to suck up.” OK, it sort of sounds like it. But hear me out, this piece of information may be vital to ...

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How to Incorporate Military Experience in the Classroom (Without Making Your Students Cry)

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Veterans have a wealth of skills and experiences to offer as educators. However, teaching students and instructing troops can be different worlds. We have to understand where military tactics and strategies work and where to ...

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4 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your GI Bill Education

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Using the GI Bill to get a college degree is one of the best ways to improve long-term career outlook and earning power. Over the course of a lifetime, a degree can mean the difference ...

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My Transition from the Air Force to Yale

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

By Rob Henderson My transition from the Air Force to Yale has been an enthralling and somewhat turbulent experience. I wanted to integrate into the student body and break the stereotype of the unapproachable veteran. ...

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My Transition from the Military to a University

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

By Dennis White Che Guevara inspired me to go to college.  Well, not exactly, but my plan to go to college began in 2009. While I sat on the bench, playing second string to the ...

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College Study Tips for Veterans With Kids

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Even under the best of circumstances, college isn't easy. It isn't supposed to be easy. It's supposed to train and challenge you, to force you to grow and widen your view of your field and ...

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Does Grad School Make Sense for GI Bill Students?

October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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

October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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Staying Motivated in College After the Military

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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The Importance of College Accreditation

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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  • veteran scholarships

6 Veteran Scholarships You Need to Take Advantage of Now

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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UNOH – School for Veterans

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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Choosing a Degree as a Military Veteran

August 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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Is Criminal Justice a Good Career Path for Veterans?

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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5 Schools to Consider When Taking Your Next Step

July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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Veterans Interested in Medical School: Advice for You

July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

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 ...

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5 Religious Universities for Veterans

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you looking for an educational experience that will provide you with valuable knowledge toward your future career, while also promoting a religious community that sustains Christian values? If so, here are five universities ...

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A Military Friendly® First

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

For John J. Murray, 9/11 was personal. As a municipal bond broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, he worked in the ill-fated North Tower of the World Trade Center. He was downsized shortly before the terrorist attacks, ...

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5 Tips for Making a Budget Work on the Post-9/11 GI Bill Stipend

July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Since its creation at the end of World War II, the GI Bill has allowed veterans to improve their post-military skills and earning potential by helping to pay for the costs of a college education. ...

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6 Top Schools For Military Veterans

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Choosing the right school for your post-military career can be one of the most important decisions of your life. It can also be one of the most difficult. Beyond simply picking a major, it’s important ...

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Keeping Up With Your Online Instructor

July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Staying engaged with an online instructor isn't easy. I know because I was an online instructor, but I’m also very much a human being. Granted, I spent significant amounts of time plugged into the wires of ...

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Thinking Through Transition: Leaving the Military After 10 Years

July 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Many people say that being in the Army is a pretty easy job. One of my supervisor’s once told me, “Be where you’re supposed to be, be there in the right uniform and be on ...

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Pros and Cons of an Online Education

June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

After being a student, and later an instructor within online and in-person classrooms, I’ve noted many advantages and disadvantages of pursuing an online education. While we all hope to leave college with good job prospects, ...

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Military Friendly® 2.0

June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Ask Justine Evirs what “Military Friendly®” means to her, and she’ll tell you about the post-military education experience she DIDN’T have after a medical discharge cut short her Navy career in 2003. “As the ...

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Should I Go Out of State for College? We Can Help You!

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The military was never the easy choice. Your options were never cut and dry. Your days were never 100-percent ordinary. All that being said, it is staggering to see the number of members who wish to ...

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Elmhurst College: A School For Military Veterans

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Elmhurst College, a 2016 Military Friendly® School located just 16 miles west of downtown Chicago, is a great choice for transitioning military veterans. Why? Elmhurst College earned its rankings because it’s a place where military ...

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Transitioning From Military To College? Check Out These Universities and Colleges For Military Veterans!

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Marcus Kuboy’s road to the University of St. Thomas was a long one. Long before he set foot on the campus in St. Paul, MN., Kuboy was a solider in the U.S. Army who in ...

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How to Actually Survive Off Your GI Bill

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The career vs. school struggle we go through when getting out of the military is no big secret. Sure, everyone knows the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay for your school. But when you’re in class ...

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Revisited: Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a ...

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GI Bill Apprenticeship Program Provides Stipend for On-The-Job Training

June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The GI Bill has enabled millions of veterans to attain vital career skills by funding the higher education and hands-on training to succeed in the civilian workforce. Since 2009, the VA has offered Post-9/11 GI Bill ...

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