Find Military Education Benefits with MyVolEdPath

The MyVolEdPath Mobile App celebrated its one-year anniversary! The mobile app was released in April 2017, as a Defense education tool to help maximize the use of military education benefits. The app provides a simple way to connect you and other military users to education resources. Since the launch, service members have been using the […]

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Your Military Transcript Helps Reach Your Education Goals

How does my military transcript benefit my voluntary education? When working towards a college degree, you’ll rely heavily on your college transcript. You’ll use it to see how you are progressing and what is needed for degree completion. It includes all your course information, grades and grade point average.  Your college transcript is different from your military transcript. A military transcript […]

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Transportation, Distribution and Logistics offer Bright Career Opportunities

Learn How Logistics Experience Can Help Your Transition Whether managing a pre-deployment station, handing out ammunition, or performing inventory, logistics is something every service member has had some sort of experience with while serving in the military. “Bright Outlook” occupations in the Transportation, Distribution or Logistics career fields are out there waiting for you and other […]

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Become a Business Teacher with Troops to Teachers

Bright Outlook Occupation According to the Department of Labor, teaching careers are considered Bright Outlook occupations. Teacher assistants and teaching positions will likely increase over the next few years. The increase will primarily be at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Teaching in high needs subjects such as mathematics, science, and special education may […]

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“Bright Outlook” Business Administration Career Pathways

Learn How DANTES Programs Support Careers in Business DANTES offers a variety of education and career-development programs to support you throughout your military career. DANTES-sponsored programs can help you navigate through different career pathways as part of your professional military career. They can also help in preparation for your future civilian transition. The goal of […]

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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 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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Three (3) Reasons to Take an Alternate Route to College Credit

If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic, you’ve probably thought: “There’s got to be a way around this mess!” So, you take out your smartphone and begin searching for an alternate route, and then you wait…horns honking, cars creeping…you inch forward.  Suddenly, success! “Just take the next…Exit, and…” Yep, “the next Exit” is 10 feet […]

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Top 3 Education Questions for Military Family Members

The Top 3 Education Questions that military family members want to know are… Is going to college a distant hope or a real possibility? Are there educational assistance programs available for military family members? How do I start my education journey? Yes, it is a real possibility and yes there are programs to help you! […]

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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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Benefits of the Joint Services Transcript

Benefits of the Joint Services Transcript: Frequently Asked Questions Do you remember just how much you have learned and accomplished during your time in the military? Your occupation training, leadership classes, joint training opportunities, and other military experiences could translate into college credit. One essential document you’ll need when you begin applying for college or […]

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Your Military Experience Could Be Worth College Credit

Your Military Experience Could Be Worth College Credit You’ve learned a lot doing your job, attending training courses and deploying around the world. Did you know that this military experience could be turned into college credit? That’s right; the job you did in the military could help you get a college degree. DANTES administers two […]

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