Military Education Benefits

  • StraighterLine Military Partner Colleges & 2 New Pathways to Save On Your College Degree - Partner College Highlights

    Beth Dumbauld

    We’re pleased to welcome Truckee Meadows Community College as our newest partner college. Also this month, we welcome Western International University as our latest participating partner in the StraighterLine Partner College Scholarship network. We’re also excited to spotlight our military partner colleges: schools dedicated to providing a high quality, low cost, flexible education to current military members, veterans – and their families. Whether a new addition to our partner college network, a recent scholarship partner, or a military-friendly university, all StraighterLine partner colleges are committed to providing affordable and flexible degree pathways for our students. When you enroll at any one of our 70+ Partner ...

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  • Tips for Military to Civilian Career Transition

    Beth Dumbauld

    The transition from a military to civilian career path doesn’t have to be impossible. There are numerous resources available that help you take that next step in your professional career. Consider, for example, that educational institutions may offer academic credit for your military experience to accelerate your bachelor's degree completion and help prepare you for career opportunities. Not sure where to start? Get your free personalized degree plan today! When embarking on a military career transition, it is important to remember that you have a great deal of professional experience and although your world has likely consisted of military employees, a minimal percentage of the nation’s population has served in the military. Tha ...

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  • Are You in the Military? Are You a Veteran? Then Jumpstart Your Education on Memorial Day

    Barry Lenson

    If you answered yes to either of the questions in the title of today’s post, we’d like to start out by thanking you. This Memorial Day, we honor you for your service. And we’d like to ask one more question too. Have you considered taking online courses here at StraighterLine to get a start on your college education? If you believe that you are too busy to start your college work by taking online courses, here are some questions to consider before you rule it out . . . Are you ambitious? Great! Online learning can prepare you for a career – and a better future – starting today. Have you learned valuable skills while in the military? Of course you have. Taking online courses can be a good way to turn your knowledge int ...

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  • StraighterLine Helps Our Men and Women in Uniform Prepare for Civilian Life

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re in the military, all of us here at StraighterLine would like to start today’s post by thanking you for your service. All the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in the U.S. depend on the vital and selfless work that you do. Yet if you’re currently serving – whether abroad or here on U.S. soil – you could be a little worried about obstacles that you will need to overcome when it’s time for you to hang up your uniform and return to civilian life. How can you get into college, pay for college, and get the training that you need to start a successful career? If those concerns are on your mind, StraighterLine offers you some solutions that could play an important role in your planning . . . StraighterLine’s Part ...

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  • Government Does the Unthinkable and Axes Tuition Assistance for Service Members

    Barry Lenson

    Politicians never miss an opportunity to thank our nation’s military personnel for their “superb” service to America. They never pass up the chance to be photographed with soldiers. They give great lip service to supporting our veterans. That’s what makes this news so hard to take . . . When the bundle of cost-cutting measures commonly referred to as “sequestration” took effect this month, members of Congress sat idly by and allowed tuition assistance programs to be cut for members of the Air Force and Marine Corps.  Not one congressman or congresswoman stopped the punitive and blatantly unpatriotic action of cutting tuition assistance for our soldiers. You can read about it in Stars and Stripes, which reports that the ...

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