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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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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DANTES Exams Program Proves More User-Friendly in 2016

DoD’s Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) offer and fund a variety of examination programs to help Service members achieve their education and professional development goals. In 2016, more than 90,990 exams were administered for college entrance and recommended college credit. Here are four highlights of the past […]

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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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Certificate Programs that Leverage your Military Training

The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), in partnership with the Defense Department (DoD) and the Military Services, has developed a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that includes a Resource List to help identify credit-bearing certificate programs offered by degree-granting institutions that recognize and build upon military training and occupational experiences. The program identifies certificate […]

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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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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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