Military Education Benefits

  • Why Online Learning and Military Service Work Well Together

    Barry Lenson

    Why Online Learning and Military Service Work Well Together “I I have been out of school for about a year now and want to go back in. I am in the Army National Guard with 100% tuition assistance, and was wondering what colleges are good for online degrees and work well with military personnel, especially in a deployment situation like the one I am in.” – Greg Greg posted that question on Military.com, an online forum for veterans and current members of the U.S. armed services. And we have some suggestions for Greg and other military personnel who are looking for cost-effective ways to earn college credits . . . Consider online study. It’s ideally suited for people who are deployed anywhere in the world. When you are a distan ...

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  • Should You Use Online Learning to Start College while You Are in the Military?

    Barry Lenson

    Should You Use Online Learning to Start College while You Are in the Military? Years ago, people who were in the military wasted a lot of idle time playing cards or reading magazines. Things are different today. More men and women in uniform are using that same time to start their college work online. The story is told in “Online Degrees Offer Soldiers More Opportunities,” an article by Natasha Bright on TRCB.com.  According to Bright, more military personnel have discovered the value of studying 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 s ...

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  • Top Websites for College-Bound Military Personnel and Vets

    Barry Lenson

    Top Websites for College-Bound Military Personnel and Vets "We do it because these men and women must now be prepared to lead our nation in the peaceful pursuit of economic leadership in the 21st century." -From president Barack Obama’s speech announcing the creation of the 2009 GI Bill, August 2, 2009. If you’re a college-bound veteran, a reservist or a current member of the armed forces, the Post-911 GI Billcan help you pay for the costs of tuition, textbooks and housing while you are in college. To learn more, visit The Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). According to some estimates, as many as 385,000 active military personnel and veterans are already taking advantage of this ...

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  • Eight Questions Military Personnel Should Ask About the Future

    Barry Lenson

    Eight Questions Military Personnel Should Ask About the Future If you’re in the military, be sure to check out “The Surge in Online Military Education,” a new StraighterLine resource for you. It explains in-depth why so many American servicemen and servicewomen are studying and earning degrees online. If you’re in the military, there is no reason to put your education on hold until you are back in civilian life. Here are some questions that can help you determine if taking online college courses could be a very wise choice for you now: 1.Do you have two or three hours available a week to study online? If so, you should consider starting courses now. If you do, you can earn up to a year’s worth of college credits before you ...

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  • Education for Veterans and Military Personnel: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog

    Barry Lenson

    Education for Veterans and Military Personnel: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog If you are in the American military, or if you are a vet, StraighterLine salutes you! And we have written these posts in the last year to help you graduate from college! S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your GI Bill Benefits with StraighterLine Courses (August 06, 2010) Are you getting all you can from the GI Bill? Whether you’re a veteran or still in the armed forces, it can go a long way toward financing your college education. And when you take advantage of the GI Bill and take StraighterLine courses at the same time, you can earn a college degree without breaking the bank. [Read more ] Military-Friendly Colleges for Veterans (August 19, 2010) Whether you ...

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