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SELECTING A COLLEGE

SELECTING A COLLEGE

By:  University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly UMUC) Choosing the Right School The first step in choosing which college or university you wish to attend is to understand what field of study makes the most sense for your career aspirations. Consider what industry, or position, you are interested in working in and research the academic-related… Continue Reading

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE

By: University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly UMUC) The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is the only degree-granting institution of higher learning in the world dedicated exclusively to enlisted personnel. It offers enlisted Airmen the opportunity to earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree that pertains to your Air Force career. … Continue Reading

How Does the Yellow Ribbon Program Help Veterans?

How Does the Yellow Ribbon Program Help Veterans?

By Wes O’Donnell Veteran, U.S. Army and Air Force. Managing Editor, In Military, In Space News and InCyberDefense. By the time I complete my terminal degree in 2023, I will have had nine years of higher education having spent almost no money out of pocket. And while each veteran’s circumstances are different, the Yellow Ribbon Program… Continue Reading

Military Skills Translators Help Vets Land Appropriate Jobs

Military Skills Translators Help Vets Land Appropriate Jobs

By Wes O’Donnell Veteran, U.S. Army and Air Force. Managing Editor, In Military, In Space News and InCyberDefense. For many civilians, the designation 11B or 2A553D might not mean anything. But to veterans, such identifiers represent years of rigorous training and education, as well as deep experience in their chosen career. So how can veterans and… Continue Reading

Options for Pausing Your Degree If You’re Suddenly Deployed

Options for Pausing Your Degree If You’re Suddenly Deployed

By Wes O’Donnell Veteran, U.S. Army and Air Force. Managing Editor, In Military, In Space News and InCyberDefense. One of the greatest benefits of serving in our nation’s military is the ability to earn a degree at virtually no cost. Speaking from personal experience, I was able to earn my bachelor’s degree while serving on active… Continue Reading

What to Expect as an Online Student

What to Expect as an Online Student

Once you acclimate to military service, you may have a desire to complete or begin a degree program while serving– but not have the ability to attend classes on a college campus. An online program may be the best option, but if you’ve never taken an online course, you may wonder what’s it’s like to… Continue Reading

Tips and Smart Practices for Online Education

Tips and Smart Practices for Online Education

Tips and Smart Practices for Online Education By Nora Graves University of Maryland University College Like so many areas of our lives, today’s world of fast, easy, high tech access to information and to people and organizations opens up doors and opportunities.  One very prevalent and highly controversial area is higher education.  Not too long… Continue Reading

How to pay for college without going into debt

How to pay for college without going into debt

How to pay for college without going into debt By Janet Thomas University of Maryland University College Is it possible to find money for college without going into debt and being bogged down with repayment obligations after college? Aid for college tuition is more accessible and easier to acquire than most people would think.  You… Continue Reading

Transfer Credit: The Best-Kept Secret of University Life

Transfer Credit: The Best-Kept Secret of University Life

By Wes O’Donnell American Military University Alumnus and Managing Editor of In Military, InCyberDefense and In Space News. Veteran, U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force. Active-duty servicemembers, veterans and military spouses can earn college credits from multiple sources. A management class earned at one base, a history class at another base and successful CLEP exams… Continue Reading

Using Military Tuition Assistance to Pay for College

Using Military Tuition Assistance to Pay for College

Military tuition assistance – makes college education affordable for those who serve.  Understanding how tuition assistance works is essential to a successful college experience as a military student. What is Tuition Assistance? Military tuition assistance is an earned benefit open to eligible members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.  Active duty,… Continue Reading

A Parent’s Guide to Education in the U.S. Armed Services

A Parent’s Guide to Education in the U.S. Armed Services

“As a parent, I know how difficult it is to let go, sit back, and watch as our children grow up and begin making adult decisions. The decision to join the military is usually one of the most difficult and emotional situations families encounter. My interest is in helping you positively support your child’s growth… Continue Reading