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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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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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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Tactical to Practical

In the military, you had the courage to do a lot of new things, and eventually you’ll be finding the courage to pursue a different career path. It takes commitment and drive to retrain and head into a new profession. Stay focused and know that DANTES can help you move forward when you’re ready for college […]

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Communication Evolution

Military communication depends on the ability to reliably send and receive messages over long distances. Superior communications have often been the deciding factor in a battle. From semaphore flags to ship-to-shore communications, the military has always led the charge on the communication front. In the digital age, there’s a new communication category: Service member-to-school support. […]

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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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Teaching Certificate? We Can Help!

Standardized Tests Part 3: Teaching Certificate? We Can Help!   In our previous two posts we shared information on how DANTES will pay the fee for you to take tests you need for college admission and how to get credit-by-exam. But what if you want to earn a teacher’s certification? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. What Tests […]

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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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