Military & Veterans

A college degree provides knowledge, skills and opportunities that are difficult to get by any other means. When you go to college, you gain information and skills that you'll use for the rest of your life, no matter what career you chose.

For many veterans and servicemembers, the thought of going back to school can be daunting, yet the benefits of pursuing higher education will pay off greatly in the long run. If you are transitioning out of service, higher education is a way to gain the extra training and certification needed to pursue civilian careers. If you’re still in service, the pursuit and accomplishment of completing a degree can lead to promotion within the armed forces.

As a veteran or servicemember, you may have an advantage over your college peers. The skills you have learned and demonstrated in the successful completion of military training may have already earned credit that can be applicable to degree requirements, thus shortening the amount of time it will take complete a degree.

As you work to accomplish your academic goals, look for institutions of higher education that can provide support services for veterans and servicemembers. Many institutions offer career counseling, academic support and peer-to-peer mentoring with other fellow service members for veteran and military. Make sure you find these support services early in your college career.

With a little hard work, dedication and a lot of support from family and friends, the pursuit and completion of a college education or certificate is within your reach as a veteran or military student.

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