Have you served in the military? If so, we offer you thanks for the extraordinary service that you have given to our county. We also want to recognize all our students who have served in the military, like Sgt. Damian Baker.
In addition to our thanks, we’d like to offer you something else – encouragement as you make your way in civilian life. Whether you served in the armed forces only recently or in years past, there’s no doubt that forging a successful life can be difficult. After all, we are living in a period when jobs are hard to find.
Whether you are in the military now or are a veteran, online study could make a lot of sense for you.
I’d urge you to read “Online Degrees Offer Soldiers More Opportunities,” an article by Natasha Bright in TRCB.com. According to Bright, more current and former military personnel have discovered the value ofstudying online. She writes, “Soldiers have always reported that one of the greatest challenges they face in serving is the rigorous schedules that they are forced to work on. For this reason, many soldiers have commonly felt that schooling was simply not a feasible option. More and more that is simply becoming untrue as colleges open up more flexible and unique education programs to allow students to earn their degree online.”
No doubt about it. It makes sense to start college online while you are still in uniform. Here are some other reasons to consider . . .
- You can probably obtain financial assistance from the government. The Post-911 GI Bill is designed to help pay your educational costs – even the cost of housing and textbooks – for soldiers, veterans, and reservists. To learn more, visit The Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
- With online learning, your virtual classroom is open round the clock.That’s ideal for you if you are working a job already.
- Your ability to get into college can be easier than ever before, because more colleges are granting credit for online coursework that was completed online. For more information, visit StraighterLine’s Credit Transfer Center.
If you are a veteran, online study could make a lot of sense for you. And it could make a tremendous difference in your achievement in civilian life. We thank you for your service, and we wish you every success.
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