SOC DNS Student Agreements ~ A Win-Win for Military

As a military student, you face many challenges that can slow your progression toward completing certificate and degree program requirements.  The mobile military lifestyle, deployment cycles, balancing family commitments, and being unaware of support resources are all challenging aspects of continuing your education. But do not let these stop you from reaching your career and […]

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Jumpstart Your Education with MyVolEd Path

From foot soldiers and horses to armed drones and stealth battleships, if there’s one constant for the military, it’s evolution. The evolution in tactics, weapons and technologies have made the greatest impact on modern military personnel and this means YOU! Impact of Technology When asked about the future role of technology and its impact on […]

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Education Benefits Instantly with My VolEd Path Mobile App

Voluntary education is now available on mobile devices! Information on your Defense Department education benefits is available in the palm of your hand, anytime, anywhere you want it. The new My VolEd Path mobile app is a tool aimed at increasing awareness of and access to voluntary education programs and benefits for military members. The new app serves […]

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College Scholarships for Military Students

One common question military students ask before they begin college is “How am I going to pay for it?” Military members have access to a variety of funding options to pay for or reduce college costs. These options include: Requesting tuition assistance (TA) through a Service voluntary education program Taking no cost credit by examination […]

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Save Money and Time with DANTES Education Programs

Statistically, individuals with a college degree earn a significantly higher salary than those without and service members are no exception. Military members face many challenges while trying to juggle duty commitments, family obligations, and pursuit of personal education goals. A focused effort can lead to advancement opportunities while serving and a successful career after transitioning into […]

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Official Military Ed Websites

Eight (Yes 8!) Official Military Education Benefit Websites

Have you ever tried to search “military education benefits” online? Immediately, you are given a full page of articles and websites promising information to help you with your benefits. Many of these sources are colleges and universities with flexible programs for military students. Others are commercial sites with lots of advertisements sprinkled with information catered to […]

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Military Evaluations can help your Degree Completion Goals

The partnership between the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Department of Defense (DoD) was forged more than seventy years ago and continues to provide a vital resource helping military members and veterans, like you, gain access to higher education. How Military Evaluations Works ACE reviews military training (courses) and occupations with the goal […]

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4 Ways DANTES takes the Frustration out of Military Education

Each year, DANTES partners with the military Services, education providers, and academic institutions to deliver programs that help Service members like you achieve their education goals. For more than 40 years, this partnership has enabled the voluntary education community to provide military students with programs that ensure college readiness, facilitate academic success, and support transition. […]

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Top Credentialing Military Programs

Top Credentialing Sites for Military and Family Members

It is never too late or too early to prepare for transition from the military to civilian life. Many civilian jobs have certain professional and technical standards. Obtaining credentials – certifications and licenses – shows that a person meets these standards. For example, a welder can show his/her welding certifications to an employer to document […]

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How to Ensure Your College Credits Transfer

As a Service member, you know there are no guarantees about where you’ll be stationed next. Your duties and your other personal responsibilities may take precedence over your college studies from time to time… but that’s no reason to stop pursuing your goal. Frequent moves are not your only deterrent either. When colleges presume students will stay […]

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Four Benefits of Attending the DoD Virtual Education Fair

When you’re planning to start college, choosing from so many institutions and options can be overwhelming. Should you consider an online program, or would a traditional brick-and-mortar school provide the best program for you? Do you need to transfer credits from another institution? Which schools will be willing to accept credits you have already earned […]

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Understanding the DoD MOU

Understanding the DoD MOU – OCTOBER 27, 2015 As you begin exploring your college, career, and post-Service options, you may come across the term “DoD MOU.” So, what is a DoD MOU, and what does it have to do with you and your future? It’s all about making sure that Service members like you get the educational […]

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Reach Your Goals With TA DECIDE

Reach Your Goals With TA DECIDE – OCTOBER 14, 2015 Are you ready to take your education to the next level but still have questions? Maybe you’re concerned about selecting the right school, choosing the right degree program, paying tuition, or just figuring out how to get started. If so, Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE is exactly the […]

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