The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Finding Military Financial Aid and Scholarships

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whether its preparing for a civilian career, frequent deployments, advancing your rank, earning your degree while serving your country, figuring out your GI Bill benefits or navigating the challenges of having a family member on active duty… there’s a lot to handle if you are a member of the United States military, a military spouse or veteran. This leaves you little or no time to identify scholarships or financial assistance.


Getting the financial aid you deserve can prove tricky to

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Tags: Going Back to College , Military and Veterans , Scholarships and Financial Aid , Veterans , Work-Life Balance

Do You Have the Skills Necessary for Your Dream Career?

Posted Tuesday, April 08, 2014

By Roxanne L. Globis
Director of Alumni Affairs

Whether you’re looking to start, change or advance your career, career planning can get complicated.

And time consuming.

And confusing.

And a thousand other challenges.

However, if you create a plan, the more effective you will be in your job search. Let that plan help you research, discover and cultivate the skills you’ll need for your chosen career, and you can ensure success for the future you. Here are five online tools

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Tags: Alumni , Career , Military and Veterans , Student Services , Veterans

Going Back to College: How to Get Maximum Transfer Credit Towards Your Degree

Posted Thursday, October 03, 2013

Think long and hard on how you would answer this question:

Would you take the same course twice, if you didn’t have to?

Hopefully, you answered no. Or, even better, answered no way!

Then why not get maximum transfer credit towards your degree by applying a little extra effort?

There are several ways to ensure that you get the optimal amount of previously earned credit to fit into your curriculum so that you can quickly finish your college degree. As an invaluable planning tool, you&

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Credit by Exam , Going Back to College , Military and Veterans , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Transfer Credits , Veterans

Learning in the Field

Posted Monday, December 17, 2012

Warren Gramm, mentor at Thomas Edison State College
Warren Gramm, mentor at Thomas Edison State College

by Warren Gramm
Mentor, Thomas Edison State College

Prior learning assessment (PLA) at Thomas Edison State College is designed to help students gain college credit for knowledge gained through real life experiences. As a mentor for the College, when I consider that, I can't help but gravitate towards the many students that have had success through the music PLA credits they've earned while serving our country in the armed forces in locations throughout the world.

Many adult learners are

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Tags: Majors and Degree Programs , Mentors , Military and Veterans , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Veterans