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Finding the Right School as a Military Veteran

finding the right school

Finding the right school can be one of the toughest and most important decisions of our lives.

Considering the geographic, financial, and educational factors of a school can be difficult by themselves, but for veterans and current military members, there is even more to consider. Veterans must take into account school participation in VA programs, while active duty members and reservists must consider school policies regarding military commitments and requirements.

No one school is right for everyone, so it is important to always consider the programs and procedures of various schools and how they fit with your own needs before making such an important choice. At the end of the day, veterans and service members need to make a smart choice about where to spend their time, money, and benefits.

Miller-Motte College has online programs and campuses all across the southeastern United States. The school – originally founded in 1916 to teach stenography to court reporters – has expanded to include a variety of technical and career programs located at 17 campus locations in six states.

Areas of study offered by Miller-Motte fall under the fields of business, legal & protective services, health care, technology, beauty & wellness and skilled trades, which includes a commercial driver’s license program. Job placement and counseling services are available to students and graduates.

In addition to participation in VA programs like the Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the MyCAA program for active duty spouses, Miller-Motte is a partial Yellow Ribbon school, which can help cover some of the costs for GI Bill students attending a private or out-of-state school.

Perhaps most notable for active duty military members and activated reservists, Miller-Motte offers flexible residency policies for service members and their families. The school promises that 25% or less of courses required for degree requirements will be on campus, including no requirement at all for physical residency in the final year of study. The net result is that active duty military members, their spouses, and children can be more confident that eventual permanent change of station will not derail their educational goals.

The needs of veterans and active duty service members are as varied and diverse as the people who wear the uniform, and no two are exactly alike. Those varied educational needs can be best served by careful consideration of the pros and cons of all of the options.

Offering flexible residency policies for military members, a significant online presence, and access to the Yellow Ribbon program, Miller-Motte College provides a number of strong qualities that may be of interest for active duty military members, reservists, and veterans pursuing their educational goals.