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Let us build upon what you have already achieved. At the University of Kentucky, we appreciate your service to our country. In addition to our veteran friendly admissions policies, we have recently established veteran housing on campus and a veterans transition course, all aimed at ensuring your success. UK has a proud history of supporting our men and women in uniform, that continues today. Maybe thats why we have one of the fastest growing veteran student populations in the state. Come home to

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Full and parttime programs in five schools arts, business, education, engineering and science. Graduate programs in education and engineering All three of the Colleges professional schools business, education and engineering are nationally accredited. Adult Degree Completion Program Eligible veterans can participate in the post 911 GI Bill program. Located just minutes from the center of midtown Manhattan. For more information Admissions Office Manhattan College River

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2 q Table of Contents Using Your VA Education Benefits ........................................6 An explanation from the Director of Education Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs as to how to use your VA Education Benefits. Post 911 GIBill and Yellow Ribbon Program ....................10 The newest GI Bill provides more financial aid to veterans than any other time in history. Many colleges and schools have also opted in to the Yellow Ribbon Program. These programs q 3 EARN YOUR MASTERS DEGREE FEATURED CERTIFICATES Business Administration Digital Media Management Diversity Strategy Executive Leadership International Business Management Leadership Coaching Marketing Paralegal Studies Project Management and more available through the Center for Continuing Professional Education Improve Yourself. Improve the World. Learn more about these programs or apply online SCS.GEORGETOWN.EDUveteranguide Priority Application Deadlines Spring DEC

4 q Index of Advertisers The following schools have a special interest in attracting departing military personnel. Many of these schools offer programs tailored specifically to the needs of veterans and provide admissions counselors to assist you with tuition credits and proper documentation. You may contact any of these schools directly by mailing in the preaddressed postcards provided in the back of this guide. Postcards make it easy for colleges and schools to process your q 5 Apply today and embark on your mission of a lifetime. Accomplish your personal mission. Being in the military has helped shape you into a leader. A degree from the University of Nebraska can help shape your career, making it possible for you to become a leader in your chosen profession. With Online Worldwide, youll find a militaryfriendly environment with access to the same respected professors, thoughtprovoking curricula and resources as students on camp

6 q Using Your VA Benefits Earn Your Degree Using Benefits Youve Earned By Keith Wilson Have you thought it might be a good idea to go back to school and get a degree but felt like you couldnt afford it can you afford free There have been some big changes going on with the GI Bill. August 1, 2009, began a new era for education benefits available to servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents. The Post911 GI Bill makes a college education attainable and affordable. Here is q 7 Invest in a Stronger Future with a Degree from St. Johns. A leading Catholic university with three New York City campuses and graduate centers in Oakdale, NY, and Rome, Italy, St. Johns educates leaders with more than 100 certificate, careerchange, bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, professional studies, education, law, pharmacy and allied health. Flexible and affordable, our undergraduate and gradu

8 q Using Your VA Benefits You h You helped make a difference in our lives. make difference Scholarships for Veterans The Yellow Ribbon Program q 9

10 q Yellow Ribbon Program Yellow Ribbon Program Explained Officially known as the Post 911 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, the newest GI Bill significantly increases education benefits available to departing military veterans. The Post 911 GI Bill Chapter 33 applies to men and women who have served in the military a minimum of 90 days after September 11, 2001. Those who serve a minimum of three years on active duty since 91101 are eligible for four years of tuitio Yellow Ribbon Program q 11 FREEDOM ISNT FREE. BUT YOUR EDUCATION COULD BE. Widener University welcomes applications from U.S. military veterans who want to begin or continue their college education. We offer matching tuition assistance to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Recently, G.I. Jobs magazine named Widener a Military Friendly Schoolfor 2011, ranking us in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for

12 q Yellow Ribbon Program Yellow Ribbon Program Participants The following colleges and schools have registered with the Veterans Administration VA as Yellow Ribbon Program participants. You will notice that many schools offer courses at more than one location. For example, Upper Iowa University is listed under Louisiana this school offers courses at Fort Polk. Some schools offer courses online but are listed under several states. For more detailed information about benefits Yellow Ribbon Program q 13

14 q Yellow Ribbon Program Mills College Monterey Institute of International Studies New School of Architecture and Design The New York Film Academy Otis College of Art and Design Pacifica Graduate Institute Park University Pepperdine University Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College St. Johns Seminary St. Marys College of California San Franciso Art Institute Santa Barbara Business College Santa Clara University Simpson University Springfield College Stanford University TUI University Th Yellow Ribbon Program q 15 For Those Who Protect Serve Peirce College A Tradition Of Education Since 1865 eirce College has a proud history of supporting the education goals of the men and women in our U.S. Armed Forces. A degree from Peirce can help you advance your career and your earnings. Choose from degree programs in Business, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Paralegal Studies. With classes offered online or on campus, Peirce makes it easy to attend college whi

16 q Yellow Ribbon Program GEORGIA Agnes Scott College American Intercontinental University Argosy University The Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta Christian College Bauder College Berry College Brenau University BrewtonParker College Brown Mackie College Central Michigan University Clark Atlanta University Clayton State University Columbia College Covenant College DeVry University EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Emmanuel College Everest Institute Georgia Institute of Technology Herzing Unive Coe College Cornell College Dordt College Drake University Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Grand View University Grinnell College Iowa Wesleyan College ITT Technical Institute Kaplan University Loras College Luther College Maharishi University of Management Mercy College of Health Sciences Mount Mercy College Northwestern College St. Ambrose University St. Lukes College Simpson College University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Phoenix Upper Iow

18 q Yellow Ribbon Program Curry College Dean College Eastern Nazarene College Elms College Emerson College Emmanuel College Endicott College Fisher College Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Gibbs College of Boston Hampshire College Harvard University Holyoke Community College ITT Technical Institute Lasell College Lesley University Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Merrimack College Mildred Elley College Mount Holyoke College Mount Ida MONTANA Albion College Carroll College EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Miles Community College Montana State University Montana State University Billings MSU Great Falls College of Technology Troy University University of Great Falls The University of Montana Kaplan College Keller Graduate School of Management Las Vegas College Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Lesley University Morrison University Sierra Nevada College University of Phoenix Strayer University Thomas

20 q Yellow Ribbon Program Skidmore College SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Syracuse University Touro College Trocaire College Union College Union Graduate College University of Rochester Utica College Vassar College Vaughn College of Aeronautics Technology Villa Maria College Strayer University Troy University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of Phoenix Wake Forest University Wingate University ITT Technical Institute Indiana Yellow Ribbon Program q 21

22 q Yellow Ribbon Program Portland State University Reed College Southern Oregon University University of Oregon University of Phoenix University of Portland Warner Pacific College Western Culinary Institute Western Oregon University Western States Chiropractic College Willamette University Juniata College Keystone College Kings College La Roche College La Salle University Lackawanna College Lafayette College Lebanon Valley College Lehigh University Lincoln Technical Institute Lycoming College Bethel College Bryan College CarsonNewman College Christian Brothers University Church of God Theological Seminary Cleveland State Community College Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. Cumberland University DeVry University Draughons Junior College East Tennessee State University EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Emmanuel School of Religion Free Will Baptist Bible College FreedHardeman University HighTech Institute ITT Technical Institute International Academy of Design Technolog

24 q Yellow Ribbon Program Liberty University Lynchburg College Mary Baldwin College Marymount Unversity Medical Careers Institute National College Randolph College Regent University Roanoke College SanfordBrown College Shenandoah University South University Southern Virginia University Stratford University Strayer University Sweet Briar College Troy University University of Phoenix University of Richmond University of Virgnia Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Intermont College Virginia q 25 STUDY IN AUSTRALIA use your VA benefits Griffith University has 5 campuses located in the beautiful BrisbaneGold Coast corridor. We have welcomed many US Military Veterans into our programs, and we look forward to welcoming you. Griffith is characterised by an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research with a focus on global issues. Griffith is a young university, established in Brisbane in 1971 to offer students a different educational experience w

26 q Veterans Need to Remember What Should Veterans Remember as They Think About College By Mr. Benjamin c. Buckley, colonel, u.S. Army retired Dr. clinton l. Anderson, lieutenant colonel u.S. Army retired Most of you initially came into the military searching for education and training. Many of you were enticed by promises of generous education benefits aimed at encouraging bright, ambitious, college capable young people to enlist in the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Ma Veterans Need to Remember q 27

28 q Veterans Need to Remember Affairs Visit with the VA Certifying Official or the Veterans Program Administrator at the college or university you wish to attend and determine what options are open to you If you dont have the capability to apply for GI Bill eligibility online, you can call 1888GI BILL1 18884424551 to have a form mailed to you. You may also receive an application form at the school or training establishment you wish to attend. The VA Certifying official at the school usually loc q 29 because YOU SERVE YOU DESERVE a Marymount Manhattan College education through the The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program Thanks to the Post 911 GI Bill and Marymount Manhattans capital campaign to keep tuition affordable, you or your dependents can now reap the benefits of a prestigious New York City private college education. And you can build upon all your service to your country for the next To discuss all the benefits, call 1800MARYMOUNT.

30 q Veterans Need to Remember Servicemembers Opportunity College or about the Army SOCAD, Navy SOCNAV, Marine Corps SOCMAR, Coast Guard SOCCOAST systems, or about ConAP, call SOC tollfree at 800 3685622, send an email to, or write to Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 200054701. Second, if your local college is a Servicemembers Opportunity College, it will award credit for your military service school courses based on the q 31 The Graduate Programs at GW Washington, DC Arts Humanities Business Computer Science Education Engineering Health Sciences International Affairs Law Medicine Nursing Public Administration Public Health Public Policy Public Administration Science Social Sciences Technology he George Washington University has been in the heart of the U.S. capital for 185 years, connecting students to people, ideas, and power in one of the worlds most dynamic and influential cities. GWs re

32 q Veterans Need to Remember dents. For a list of ConAP colleges and points of contact, see the ConAP Web site at httpwww.soc.aascu.orgconap. Remember that SOC is a consortium of over 1,800 American colleges and universities that offer college degree programs in the United States and overseas. A full listing of SOC colleges and universities is provided in this publication. These institutions pledge to reduce or remove many barriers to Soldiers and veterans completing college degrees. Recognizi q 33 Innovation at NYUPoly SERVING YOUR COUNTRY WHILE LEADING THE FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE. 1LT Mark Weisenborn, a Masters student in the Financial Engineering program at NYUPoly, is developing the next generation of alpha generating equity trading systems to ensure less risk and higher profits. Possibly the more remarkable part of his story is that he created this technology while serving as an active member of the New York Army National Guard. 1 LT Weisenborn is a model for the

34 q SOC Colleges ServicemembersOpportunity Colleges Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges SOC was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opport MidSouth Community College National Park Community College Ouachita Technical College Ozarka College Pulaski Technical College Remington College Little Rock Campus Southern Arkansas University University of Arkansas Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Fort Smith University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff University of Arkansas Community College at Hope University of Central Arkansas Pomona California Stat

36 q SOC Colleges Colorado State University Colorado State University Pueblo, Division of Continuing Education Colorado Technical University Community College of Aurora Community College of Denver DeVry University Colorado Springs Campus DeVry University Denver South Campus DeVry University Westminster Campus Fort Lewis College Front Range Community College ITT Technical Institute Thornton Jones International University Lamar Community College Mesa State College Metropolitan State College o SOC Colleges q 37 College of Staten Island A Welcoming Environment for all Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. CSI is dedicated to provide the support needed to help our servicemen and women adjust to college life. Our network approach better facilitates the needs of each Veteran from the admissions process all the way through graduation. The Student Veteran Center was recently established in order to better assist and respond to the needs of our students who have served in th

38 q SOC Colleges Armstrong Atlantic State University Art Institute of Atlanta Ashworth College Athens Technical College Atlanta Christian College Atlanta Technical College Augusta State University Augusta Technical College Brenau University Evening and Weekend College BrewtonParker College Central Georgia Technical College Chattahoochee Technical College Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Columbus Technical College Covenant College Darton College DeVr SOC Colleges q 39 OUR CAMPUS LOCATION YOUR UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES Yellow Yellow Ribbon Program participant Program particip FREE TUITION fo for Saint Peters College is a Jesuit, Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition Peters Jesuit, Catholic in atholic located located in Jersey City with more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors a Jer Jersey more undergraduat majors te minors along with graduate programs in Education, Business, Nursing and graduate programs

40 q SOC Colleges DeVry University Indianapolis Campus DeVry University Merrillville Campus Huntington University Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana State University Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Indiana University School of Continuing Studies Indiana University Kokomo Indiana Wesleyan University ITT Technical Institute Fort Wayne ITT Technical Institute Indianapolis ITT Technical Institute Newburgh ITT Technical In SOC Colleges q 41 Fordham is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon University. Fordham is my school. Fordham welcomes veterans and approved dependents to use their GI Bill benefits in any of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Fordham will supplement those benefits to fully cover tuition and fees for all who are eligible for Yellow Ribbon assistance. For more information, call Lynne OConnell at 718 8172600. Fordham offers full and parttime day, evening and weekend

42 q SOC Colleges Louisiana State University at Alexandria Louisiana State University at Eunice Louisiana Tech University Louisiana Technical College Northeast Campus Louisiana Technical College Young Memorial Campus Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University Nicholls State University Northwestern State University Our Lady of Holy Cross College Remington College Baton Rouge Campus Remington College Shreveport Campus Southeastern Louisiana University Tulane University School of Con SOC Colleges q 43

44 q SOC Colleges Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Globe University Woodbury Hennepin Technical College Hibbing Community College Inver Hills Community College Itasca Community College ITT Technical Institute Eden Prairie Lake Superior College Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Metropolitan State University Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota School of Business Blaine Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center Minnesota School of Business Moorhead Minnes SOC Colleges q 45

46 q SOC Colleges Hastings College ITT Technical Institute Omaha Metropolitan Community College MidPlains Community College Midland Lutheran College Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health Northeast Community College Peru State College Southeast Community College University of Nebraska Lincoln University of Nebraska Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Continuing Studies Wayne State College Weste State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Professional Development State University of New York College at Brockport State University of New York College at Buffalo State University of New York College at Fredonia State University of New York College at Oswego State University of New York College at Plattsburgh State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morri

48 q SOC Colleges National College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Ohio Christian University Ohio State University Ohio University Independent and Distance Learning Programs Ohio University Zanesville Otterbein College Adult Continuing Studies Program Owens Community College Remington College Cleveland Campus Remington College Cleveland West Campus Shawnee State University Sinclair Community College Southern State Community College Stark State College of Techno SOC Colleges q 49

50 q SOC Colleges Muhlenberg College, The Wescoe School Neumann University Peirce College Penn State University Penn State University World Campus Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Point Park University Robert Morris University Saint Francis University Saint Vincent College Seton Hill University Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Temple University Thiel College University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Universit SOC Colleges q 51

52 q SOC Colleges Houston Community College System Howard Payne University HustonTillotson University ITT Technical Institute Arlington ITT Technical Institute Austin ITT Technical Institute Houston West ITT Technical Institute Houston South ITT Technical Institute Richardson ITT Technical Institute San Antonio Jacksonville College Jarvis Christian College Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lamar State College Port Arthur Lamar University Laredo Community College Lone Star Coll

SOC Colleges q 53 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Aggie Pride is a feeling that you can only understand through experience... Leading producer of African American Engineers nationally Ranked third in the UNC system for Research Funding Diverse faculty with 90 of fulltime instructors holding doctoral degrees

54 q State Approving Agencies State Approving Agencies To Contact For Your G.I. Bill Benefits By william Stephens State Approving Agencies were created soon after the GI Bill of Rights was signed into law. Congress recognized that each state had the right and responsibility for the education of its citizens. State Approving Agencies became a primary means of ensuring institutional accountability by exercising a specialized function, the states authority to approve, disapprove quality education providing followup information meeting with school officials, employers, labor groups, state veterans organizations, or any other appropriate organization to provide information and promote GI Bill usage. State Approving Agencies also offer other unique services such as providing consultative services regarding those state laws and regulations dealing with educational institutions and training establishments acting as a repository for information on approved p

56 q State Approving Agencies Take that next step Take t hat next step Anthropology Anthropology Art Art Education Art Art History Athletic Training Training Biochemistry Biology Biology Business Administration Chemistry Communication Computer Science Computer Early Childhood Education Earth Science Earth Economics Economics Elementary Education English Exercise Science Look to a university with a strong commitment to veterans, wide options udy y, for academi State Approving Agencies q 57 National Association of State Approving Agencies Refer to article on the previous page. The following pages contain contact information for agency personnel within each state. For a complete list, visit the NASAA website, and select Contacts. ALABAMA Department of Postsecondary Education P.O. Box 302130 Montgomery, AL 361302130 Phone 3342934500 Fax 3342934663 Lynne Thrower, Director 3342934603 Little

58 q State Approving Agencies ILLINOIS Department of Veterans Affairs 833 South Spring Street P.O. Box 19432 Springfield, IL 627949432 Phone 2177827838 Fax 2075248394 James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 5570 Chicago, IL 606013219 Phone 3128142460 Joan L. Ryan, Administrator 2177827838 MASSACHUSETTS Department of Higher Education Office of Veterans Education 454 Broadway, Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151 Phone 6177279420 Fax 6177270667 George OCo NEVADA Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education 3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 202 Las Vegas, NV 89120 Phone 7024867330 Fax 7024867340 David Perlman, Administrator State Approving Agencies q NEW YORK Bureau of Veterans Education 116 West 32nd St., 5th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone 2125648414 Fax 2125648443 5 Empire State Plaza, Suite 2836 Albany, NY 122231551 Phone 5184747606 Fax 5184745583 James Bombard, Chief 2125648414

60 q State Approving Agencies TENNESSEE Veterans Education Higher Education Commission Parkway Towers, Suite 1900 404 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 372430830 Phone 6157417569 Fax 6157416230 Tom Morrison Assistant Executive Director for Veterans Education 6157417569 WEST VIRGINIA Office of Veterans Education and Training Programs WV Higher Education Policy Commission 1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East Suite 700 Charleston, WV 25301 Phone 3045580263 Fax 3045 Veterans Upward Bound q 61 Veterans Upward Bound By Julia oDell and randy wilson Say youre a single dad, recently discharged from the Army, who needs more education to get a better job. Or maybe youre a veteran who saw combat in Iraq or Afghanistan and youre not sure what to do now. In order to find success in todays society, many veterans are required to learn new skills, and further education is often the only answer to starting a second career. One program established to

62 q Veterans Upward Bound Veterans Upward Bound Locations Schools, Project Addresses, Phone Numbers, Emails and web Addresses Refer to article on Previous Page ALABAMA Veterans Upward Bound Gadsden State Community College P.O. Box 227 Gadsden, AL 359020227 Phone 256 5498328 Fax Number 256 5498282 Email Web gadsdenstate.eduvub Veterans Upward Bound North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence 4900B Century Street Huntsville, AL 35816 Email earnes IDAHO Veterans Upward Bound Boise State University 1136 Euclid Street Boise, ID 83725 Phone 208 4263632 Email Phone 913 3215512 Fax Number 913 3215564 Email Web www.ku.eduvub Veterans Upward Bound Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount St., Box 137 Wichita, KS 67260 Phone 316 9786742 Fax Number 316 9783676 Email Web www.wichita.eduvub Veterans Upward Bound q 63 Veterans Upward Bound Southeastern Louisiana Univ

64 q Veterans Upward Bound NEBRASKA Veterans Upward Bound Western Nebraska Community College 1601 E. 27th Street Scottsbluff, NE 69361 Phone 308 6356091 Toll free 8003484435 Fax Number 308 6356055 Email Web studentsveterans upwardbound Email Web www.Tric.edupathwayspagesveterans.aspx Web veteransupwardbound Veterans Upward Bound Seminole State College P.O. Box 351 Seminole, OK 748180351 Phone 405 3829547 Fax Number 4 SOUTH DAKOTA Black Hills AreaWNCC Program 321 Kansas City Street National American University Rapid City, SD 57702 Phone 605 3945002 Fax Number 605 3945002 Email Web www.wncc.netstudents veteransupwardbound Knoxville, TN 379962745 Phone 865 9742133 Fax Number 865 9745046 Email Web httpweb.utk.eduutk vubveterans.html Web vetsupwardbound q 65 WISCONSIN Veterans Upward Bound University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 3203 Downer Ave. Mitchell 163

66 q American Council on Education ACE Turning Military Training into College Credit By cynthia Bruce With increasing numbers of activeduty and veterans enrolling in degree and other collegelevel programs today, turning military training into college credit has become a reality for countless service members. From enlistees with as little as one year of military experience to career service members, these individuals may be well on their way to jumpstarting a degree program by For Veterans Not Qualifying Veterans who do not qualify to receive an AARTS or SMART transcript should use the DD214Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge form. Along with the DD214, copies of all available military records and supporting documentation certificates of completion, diplomas, etc. should be presented to the reviewing higher education institution as verification of completed courses or occupations. To obtain a copy of DD214, together with

68 q American Council on Education ACE tions, military transcripts, and its use when transferring to an academic institution. The topics are presented in a straightforward, nontechnical manner that allows service members to quickly understand the American Council on Education ACE credit recommendations and transfer credit policies. A downloadable copy can be found at the following address www.acenet.edumilitaryprogramstransferguide. other AcE Guides Service members may not be aware that in addit American Council on Education ACE q 69 Programs of Study Accounting Asian Studies Biology Business and Law Chemistry Coaching Communication Sciences and Disorders Computer Information Technology Graphic Design Instructional Technology Criminal Justice Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Teacher of English Language Learners Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities English Fine Art Health Care Management History International St

70 q Online Education for Working Professionals By Brent wooten How can you take courses or earn a college degree while holding a fulltime job and raising a family Its a balancing act, but the convenience and flexibility of online education help working professionals make it happen. Learning online is becoming more and more popular, especially for those pursuing a masters degree or completing an undergraduate degree, since it accommodates balancing family time, varied work sc q 71

72 q adult students learning off site. Experience with providing services to online students is essential. Access to college resources should be available to online students just as it is for others. 4. Are the faculty who teach in my program credentialed and experienced Information about the instructors credentials should be readily available. Does the instructor have professional experience in his or her field What research have they completed that adds to their credibility and expertise in th q 73

74 q Using the GIBill By James Middlekauff Check it out The GI Bill is now paying more than ever for full time students. If you ever wanted to go to school fulltime and have served on active duty since 911, now is the time. An education is essential in todays job market. You have served your country and now it is time to use your benefits. A college education is the first step in starting your second career. Most military members leaving the service right now with an honorabl q 75

76 q The Financial Aid Process Study Opportunities in Australia Australia is the destination of choice for many international students wanting to embark on a culturally gratifying yet educational experience. One school offering programs available to American veterans is Griffith University. A fully accredited university that is already listed on the VA site Ranked in the top 4 of universities worldwide the QS World Univ The Financial Aid Process q 77 The Financial Aid Process The following information has been reprinted from School Guide 2010 with permission of the publisher. Although this article was written for high school students and their parents, much of the information may be useful to veterans who are considering continuing their education. In addition to the benefits veterans have earned while on active duty, additional resources may be available. It is also a good idea to familiari

78 q The Financial Aid Process 1st as possible. Although there are questions about income as well as taxes paid, etc., you should not wait until after you and your parents have completed your income tax forms to complete the FAFSA. This may cause your application to be too late for you to receive any financial aid, especially from colleges and universities. You should file the FAFSA as early as possible using estimates of your income taxes as outlined on the form itself. Simply check the box tha The Financial Aid Process q 79 Federal Financial Aid Programs Pell Grant The Pell Grant is designed to help lowerincome students pay their expenses for postsecondary education. The maximum Pell Grant award for the academic year 20102011 is 5,500. Both eligibility for a grant and the maximum amount a student might receive are determined by the familys financial circumstances and the Expected Family Contribution EFC. A grant, however, may not exceed one half of the total cost a

80 q The Financial Aid Process A subsidized Stafford Student Loan cannot exceed the financial need for which it is intended cost of attendance, minus other financial aid, minus the family contribution. All students receiving a loan will be required to pay an origination fee, up to 4 percent, which may be subtracted from the loan at the time the money is disbursed. Within six months of finishing school, the student must begin to repay the loan. However, an additional deferment of repayment may be class while at another, less selective college, merit scholarships might go to students who rank in the top 30 percent. The key to merit scholarships is matching the students credentials to the requirements at specific colleges. Other scholarships, often called activity awards, may be given to applicants who are active in such things as debate, band, dramatics, newspaper or yearbook, or athletics. Collegeawarded scholarships oftentimes will cover tuition or more, and are renewa

82 q The Financial Aid Process Financial Aid from the Military The following information has been reprinted from School Guide 2010 with permission of the publisher. Although this article was written for high school students and their parents, much of the information may be useful to veterans who are considering continuing their education. In addition to the benefits veterans have earned while on active duty, additional resources may be available. It is also a good idea to fam The Financial Aid Process q 83 Federal Tax Laws Lessen College Expenses Uncle Sam helps parents and students to offset college expenses with federal tax laws which offer tax deductions, tax credits and incentives to invest money specifically for college. Credits are the best, since they mean direct reductions of your income tax bill. These tax laws are hope Scholarship credit. You can claim as much as 1,800 credit annually for the first two years of postsecondary education fo

84 q Career Choice Requires Self Assessment In a society where ones job is often tied with identity, status and security, values relating to these concepts become the norms. Consequently, there are certain assumptions we have made about ourselves and our careers all individuals go through a lockstep sequence of educationworkretirement during the three major stages of life when we are young, we assume that we have endless time and unlimited opportunities when we are middleaged Sponsor Listings q 85 ATTENTION DISABLED VETERANS Be a Certified Gunsmith and have the Government pay for your training Supplement your income doing what you love Fulltime, parttime, or retirement income Preserve your freedoms with cash in your pocket Being a Certified Gunsmith puts Freedom and Control in your life Dear Future Gunsmithing Student If you are a disabled Veteran with a 30 or more disability rating, you may qualify for this program to be paid for through Vete

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