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2012 ANNUAL EDITION Continuing Education Career Opportunities for Todays Military Veterans Features VA Education Benefits Yellow Ribbon Participants SOC Colleges Using the Post 911 GI Bill Veterans Upward Bound State Approving Agencies AARTSSMART Transcripts How to Pay For College College Profiles Student Response Cards and much more... In Print and Online

Let us build upon what you have already achieved. At the University of Kentucky, we appreciate your service to our country. In addition to our veteran friendly admissions policies, we have recently established veteran housing on campus and a veterans transition course, all aimed at ensuring your success. UK has a proud history of supporting our men and women in uniform, that continues today. Maybe thats why we have one of the fastest growing veteran student populations in the state. Come home to

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Veterans Education Guide 2012 Dear Veteran Congratulations. By opening this book, you have just taken an important step in furthering your education. You have many decisions to make. But, where should you start Key questions you need to ask yourself include What subjects do I want to study How quickly can I earn a degree and start my new career Can I complete my degree by taking courses online Which schools will accept my VA tuition benefits What kinds of jobs are available after I graduate Wha

6 q Table of Contents Factors to Consider when Choosing a College ............................................10 Making informed decisions about how to use your benefits, and how they can best meet your needs, means doing a little homework before classes start. Turning Military Training into College Credit Use Your AARTS and SMART Transcripts to Obtain College Credit ......................................76 You may already have college credit for your military training that q 7 EARN YOUR MASTERS DEGREE Bachelors Doctoral Degrees in Liberal Studies Now accepting applications. Apply online SCS.GEORGETOWN.EDUvetguide Priority Application Deadlines Spring Summer Fall DEC 1 MAY 1 AUGUST 1 All programs offered by SCS in Clarendon have been certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia SCHEV.

8 q Index of Advertisers The following schools have a special interest in attracting departing military personnel. Many of these schools offer programs tailored specifically to the needs of veterans and provide admissions counselors to assist you with tuition credits and proper documentation. You may contact any of these schools directly by mailing in the preaddressed postcards provided in the back of this guide. Postcards make it easy for colleges and schools to process your q 9 Youve been shaped into a leader. Now shape your career to match with a bachelors or advanced degree from the University of Nebraska. With Online Worldwide, youll find a militaryfriendly environment with access to the same respected professors, thoughtprovoking curricula and resources as students on campus. Embark on the mission of a lifetime, apply at online.nebraska.edumission. Online degree programs include Technology Engineering Languages Education Allied Health Profes

10 q Using Your VA Benefits Factors to Consider When Choosing a School By Keith Wilson Using your GI Bill benefits successfully means more than just filling out a few forms. Making informed decisions about how to use your benefits, and how they can best meet your needs, means doing a little homework before classes start. The following information will walk you through some of the basic information you should consider before you decide on a career, and by extension, a school. q 11 One reason. One journey. One future. Yours. Park University Since 1875. Being an active duty member of the armed forces, the realities of the past few years have presented challenges to furthering my education which could easily be construed as insurmountable. The combination of Park Universitys outstanding faculty and professionals, coupled with the online program, are the main reasons I have achieved what I have. Recognizing the unique needs of worldwide learners is

12 q Using Your VA Benefits You h You helped make a difference in our lives. make difference Scholarships for Veterans The Yellow Ribbon Program q 13

14 q Yellow Ribbon Program Yellow Ribbon Program Explained The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning such as colleges, universities, and other degreegranting schools in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public instate undergraduate tuition and fee rate in their state. The institu Yellow Ribbon Program q 15 THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES Chatham University is pleased to announce its participation in the Yellow e Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program Ye ellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon program will cover up to 17,500, in tuition and fees per academic year for those Veterans who have 100 eligibility under the Post 911 GI Bill. Yellow Ribbon Contact or 4123652781 The world is yours to protect, improve, explore, and enjoy. A

16 q Yellow Ribbon Program Yellow Ribbon Program Participants The following colleges and schools have registered with the Veterans Administration VA as Yellow Ribbon Program participants. You will notice that many schools offer courses at more than one location. For example, Upper Iowa University is listed under Louisiana this school offers courses at Fort Polk. Some schools offer courses online but are listed under several states. For more detailed information about benefits Yellow Ribbon Program q 17 Yellow Ribbon School YOUR CAREER IS MISSION CRITICAL CRITICAL The LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL was 866.698.2708 Length of program and start dates are dependent on course of study and degree option. For more information on our programs and their outcomes visit www. la lm.edudisclosures. 2011 e Los Angeles Film School. All rights reserved. e term e Los Angeles Film School and e Los Angeles Film School logo are either service marks or registered serv

18 q Yellow Ribbon Program Hope International University ICDC College ITT Technical Institute Institute of Technology International Academy of Design Technology John F Kennedy University Kaplan College Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science La Sierra University Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Life Chiropractic College West The Los Angeles Film School Los Angeles Loyola Law School Loyola Marymount University Marymount College The Masters College Menlo College Mills College Monte Yellow Ribbon Program q 19 Invest in a Stronger Future with a Degree from St. Johns. A leading Catholic university with three New York City campuses and graduate centers in Oakdale, NY, and Rome, Italy, St. Johns educates leaders with more than 100 certificate, careerchange, bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, professional studies, education, law, pharmacy and allied health. Flexible and affordable, our

20 q Yellow Ribbon Program Johnson Wales University Kaplan University Online Keiser Career College Keiser University Lincoln Technical Institute Lynn University NationalLouis University Northwood University Nova Southeastern University Palmer College of Chiropractic Rasmussen College Reformed Theological Seminary Remington College Ringling College of Art Design Rollins College Winter Park St. Leo University St. Thomas University Sanford Brown College Sanford Brown Institute South University So Yellow Ribbon Program q 21 Take your next step with us Many outstanding occupational and transfer programs to choose from Aviation Maintenance Technology Aviation Technology Flight Training Accounting Banking Financial Services Business Small Business Management Automotive Technology Equine Studies Management Natural Resource Ecology Management Marine Science Oceanography Park Ranger Outdoor Leadership Dental Hygiene Emergency Medical Services Nursing Professions Massage

22 q Yellow Ribbon Program Southern Illinois University Springfield College in Illinois Trinity Christian College Trinity International University University of Chicago University of Illinois at Champaign University of Phoenix University of St. Francis Upper Iowa University Vatterott College Webster University Westwood College International Business College Lincoln College of Technology Manchester College Marian University Martin University National College Northwood University Oakland City Univ Yellow Ribbon Program q 23

24 q Yellow Ribbon Program Upper Iowa University Virginia College Mount St. Marys University St. Johns College Salisbury University Stevenson University Strayer University TESST University of Maryland University of Phoenix Washington Adventist University Washington Bible CollegeCapital Bible Seminary Washington College Webster University American International College Amherst College Andover Newton Theological School AnnaMaria College Assumption College Babson College Bay Path College Bay State Keller Graduate School of Management Macalester College McNally Smith College of Music Minneapolis Business College Minnesota School of Business National American University Northwestern College Presentation College Rasmussen College St. Catherine University St. Johns University St. Marys University St. Olaf College University of Minnesota University of Phoenix University of St. Thomas Walden University William Mitchell College of Law Winona State University Culver Stockton Co

26 q Yellow Ribbon Program Strayer University Thomas A. Edison State College University of Phoenix William Paterson University Everest Institute Five Towns College Fordham University FultonMontgomery Community College Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobert William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Hudson Valley Community College ITT Technical Institute Iona College Institute of Design Construction Ithaca College Keuka College Le Moyne College Long Island University Manhattan Yellow Ribbon Program q 27 YOU HAVE THE POWER YOU HAVE THE POWER AVE

28 q Yellow Ribbon Program EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Franciscan University Franklin University Heidelberg University Hiram College ITT Technical Institute Indiana Wesleyan University John Carroll University Kaplan College Kenyon College Lake Erie College Lincoln College of Technology Lourdes College Malone University Marietta College Miami University MiamiJacobs Career College Mt. Union College Mt. Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum College National College Notre Dame College Oberlin Remington College Rice University St. Edwards University St. Leo University St. Marys University Sanford Brown College Schreiner University South Texas College of Law Southern Methodist University Springfield College Strayer University Texas AM University Texas Chiropractic College Texas Christian University Texas Lutheran University Troy University University of the Incarnate Word University of Mary Hardin University of Phoenix University of St. Thoma The University of Texas V

30 q University of Charleston West Liberty University West Virginia Junior College West Virginia Northern Comm. College West Virginia State University West Virginia University Morgantown West Virginia University Parkersburg West Virginia University Inst. of Tech. Wheeling Jesuit University Columbia College of Nursing Concordia University DeVry University Edgewood College George Williams College of Aurora U. Globe University Herzing University ITT Technical Institute Lakeland College Lawrence Un q 31 Texas Tech University From here, its possible. 806.742.6877

32 q College Education for Veterans What Should Veterans Think About as They Contemplate a College Education By Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges SOC Staff In 1944, the creation of the first GI Bill would forever change the way servicemembers view civilian postsecondary education. The military Services quickly provided another option for young people who were interested in attending college, but may otherwise have been unable to afford the associated costs. Most of you init College Education for Veterans q 33 Become a CyberWarrior Fountainheads Network Security Forensics Fountainheads Network Security Forensics Bachelors Degree Program is Bachelor Degree Bachelors Degree Program is rs one of the best in the nation. one of the best in the nation. th he nation n. Your country still needs you hen you earn a degree from Fountainhead College of TechnolTec ogy, your employer will know that it came from a National Center of Academic Excellence in In

34 q College Education for Veterans them out, and will submit them to VA. officialtranscript.asp or by mail to Commanding Officer VE, USCG Institute, 5900 SW 64th Street, Room 228, Oklahoma City, OK 731696999. Each of the above Web addresses has instructions for you to follow to place your order. Help is available Talk with a Veterans Counselor at your college, preferably the colleges VA Certifying Official. If you are serving on or near a military installation, visit the inst College Education for Veterans q 35 YOU SERVE because YOU DESERVE A Marymount Manhattan College education through the The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program Thanks to the Post 911 GI Bill and Marymount Manhattans capital campaign to keep tuition affordable, you or your dependents can now reap college education. And you can build upon all your stage in your career. call 1800MARYMOUNT. 221 East 71st Street New York, NY 10021

36 q College Education for Veterans Student Agreement, it is usually best to complete your degree with that college. Always check with the home college from which you expect to receive the degree. All of them will require that you receive advanced approval for courses taken at a college that is not in the SOC Degree Network System Transferability Tables. With a Student Agreement, continuing your college work can be greatly simplified as you make the transition from military to civilian life. Wil College Education for Veterans q 37 Still 100 Committed to Veterans Success Even with the new national cap on VA benefits, Fordham will continue to cover full tuition and fees for Yellow Ribbon studentveterans or dependents in any of our undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. For more information, call our Veterans Entry Adviser, Anne Treantafeles, at 212 6366602. Fordham offers full and parttime day, evening and weekend classes at three convenient campuses, as we

38 q College Education for Veterans programs, you may also be eligible to receive Tuition Assistance TA, assistance from statefunded programs where they are available, and other federal and private sources of funding. Each of the 50 states and four territories has an education office staffed by an Education Services Officer, a GI Bill Manager, and a TA Manager who are available to assist you with your education questions. Their contact information may be found on the National Guard Education, In SOC Colleges K 39 Servicemembersopportunity Colleges Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges SOC was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opport

40 K SOC Colleges Central Baptist College Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Henderson State University ITT Technical Institute Little Rock MidSouth Community College National Park Community College Ouachita Technical College Ozarka College Pulaski Technical College Remington College Little Rock Campus Southern Arkansas University University of Arkansas at Fort Smith University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas at Pine SOC Colleges K 41 WHAT WILL HA W A YOU DO YOU DO U O ENGINEER A CURE CLEAR THE AIR CHANGE THE CODE GROW ENERGY GROW NEW ENERGY MODEL THE MARKET DECODE DECODE THE UNIVERSE RESTART THE RESTART THE GAME Of cial Yellow Ribbon Yellow Program School Program Army National Guard 1LT Mark Weisenborn uses his MS Financial Engineering background to create less risk and more pro t with new equity trading systems. Learn more about putting your veterans bene ts to work in our inspiring

42 K SOC Colleges Aspen University College for Financial Planning Colorado Christian University Colorado Northwestern Community College Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Colorado State University Pueblo, Division of Continuing Education Colorado Technical University Community College of Aurora Community College of Denver DeVry University Colorado Springs DeVry University Denver South DeVry University Westminster Campus Fort Lewis College Front Range Community College ITT Tec SOC Colleges K 43

44 K SOC Colleges GEoRGIA Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Albany Technical College Altamaha Technical College Argosy University, Atlanta Armstrong Atlantic State University Art Institute of Atlanta Ashworth College Athens Technical College Atlanta Christian College Atlanta Metropolitan College Atlanta Technical College Augusta State University Augusta Technical College Brenau University BrewtonParker College Central Georgia Technical College Chattahoochee Technical College Clayton State Uni SOC Colleges K 45 PROGRAMS ONLINE OR ON CAMPUS 8008441354 SULLIVAN.EDU FT. KNOX LOUISVILLE LEXINGTON

46 K SOC Colleges DeVry University Merrillville Campus Harrison College Huntington University Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana State University Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Indiana University School of Continuing Studies Indiana University East Indiana University Kokomo Indiana Wesleyan University ITT Technical Institute Fort Wayne ITT Technical Institute Indianapolis ITT Technical Institute Newburgh ITT Technical SOC Colleges K 47 Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097, Telephone number 4046794501 to award associates, bachelors, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. You served with honor. Now, it would be our honor to serv

48 K SOC Colleges Louisiana State University at Eunice Louisiana Tech University Louisiana Technical College Northeast Campus Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University Nicholls State University Northwestern State University Our Lady of Holy Cross College Remington College Baton Rouge Campus Remington College Shreveport Campus South Central Louisiana Technical College Young Memorial Campus Southeastern Louisiana University Tulane University School of Continuing Studies University SOC Colleges K 49 Come to one of the best universities in New England universities New England versities CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY Were here for you Apply online www.ccsu.eduapply Veterans Veterans A airs 8608322838 860832 www.ccsu.edufacebook Start with a dream. Finish with a future.

50 K SOC Colleges Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Globe University Woodbury Hennepin Technical College Hibbing Community College Inver Hills Community College Itasca Community College ITT Technical Institute Eden Prairie Lake Superior College Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Metropolitan State University Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota School of Business Blaine Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center Minnesota School of Business Moorhead Minnesot SOC Colleges K 51 to veterans. ern uth So Dynamic, diverse, dedicated to student success.

52 K SOC Colleges Metropolitan Community College MidPlains Community College Midland University Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health Northeast Community College Peru State College Southeast Community College University of Nebraska Lincoln University of Nebraska Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Continuing Studies Vatterott College Omaha Wayne State College Western Nebraska Community College SOC Colleges K 53

54 K SOC Colleges State University of New York College at Plattsburgh State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi State University of New York Institute of Technology at UticaRome State University of New York Maritime College Suffolk County Community College Sullivan County Community College SUNY Canton College of Techn SOC Colleges K 55

56 K SOC Colleges Remington College Cleveland Campus Remington College Cleveland West Campus Shawnee State University Sinclair Community College Southern State Community College Stark State College of Technology Terra State Community College Tiffin University TriState Bible College Union Institute University University of Akron University of Cincinnati University of Findlay University of Northwestern Ohio University of Rio GrandeRio Grande Community College University of Toledo Main Campus U SOC Colleges K 57 College of Staten Island A Welcoming Environment for all Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. CSI is dedicated to provide the support needed to help our servicemen and women adjust to college life. Our network approach better facilitates the needs of each Veteran from the admissions process all the way through graduation. The Student Veteran Center was recently established in order to better assist and respond to the needs of our students who have served in th

58 K SOC Colleges Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Temple University Thiel College University of Pittsburgh at Bradford University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Valley Forge Military College Waynesburg University West Chester University of Pennsylvania Westmoreland County Community College Widener University Wilson College York College of Pennsylvania Newberry College North Greenville University Northeastern Technical College OrangeburgCalhoun Technic SOC Colleges K 59 DEDICATED to ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in the TRADITION of the CHRISTIAN BROTHERS and AMERICAN CATHOLIC HIGHER EDUCATION. LEARN MORE ONLINE www.iona.eduvisit www.iona.eduvisit Iona College

60 K ITT Technical Institute San Antonio Jacksonville College Jarvis Christian College Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lamar State College Port Arthur Lamar University Laredo Community College Lee College Lone Star College System Lubbock Christian University McMurry University Midland College Midwestern State University Navarro College North Central Texas College Northwest Vista College Our Lady of the Lake University Palo Alto College Paris Junior College Prairie View AM Univers K 61 Its Your Time For A Creative Career For nearly 130 years the Cleveland Institute of Art has educated artists and designers who have changed the way we look at the world. Make a living doing what you love to do. More than 90 of our 2010 graduates are working in an art or design field or are enrolled in a graduate program. We are focused on preparing our students as professional artists and designers more than 75 taking part in an internship program. Opportunity for Fully

58 q State Approving Agencies State Approving Agencies to Contact for GIBill Benefits Post911 GIBill and Recent Changes By William Stephens State Approving Agencies SAA were created soon after the GI Bill of Rights was signed into law. Congress recognized that each state had the right and responsibility for the education of its citizens. SAAs became a primary means of ensuring institutional accountability by exercising a specialized function the states authority to approve, d used for admission to an institution of higher learning e.g., SAT, ACT, GMAT, LSAT. Allows those who are eligible for both Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Chapter 31 benefits and Post911 GI Bill Chapter 33 benefits to choose the Post911 GI Bills monthly housing allowance instead of the Chapter 31 subsistence allowance. Effective Oct. 1, 2011 Allows students to use the Post911 GI Bill for Noncollege degree NCD programs Pays actual net cost for instate tuition and fees

60 q State Approving Agencies State Approving Agencies q 65 national Association of State Approving Agencies Refer to article on the previous page. The following pages contain contact information for agency personnel within each state. For a complete list, visit the NASAA website, and select Contacts. ALABAMA Department of Postsecondary Education P.O. Box 302130 Montgomery, AL 361302130 Phone 3342934500 Fax 3342934663 Lynne Thrower, Director 3342934603 Luther S.

66 q State Approving Agencies ILLInoIS Department of Veterans Affairs 833 South Spring Street P.O. Box 19432 Springfield, IL 627949432 Phone 2177827838 Fax 2075248394 James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 5570 Chicago, IL 606013219 Phone 3128142460 Joan L. Ryan, Administrator 2177827838 MASSACHuSETTS Department of Higher Education Office of Veterans Education 454 Broadway, Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151 Phone 6173916086 Fax 6177270667 George OCo Carol Grell, Program Director 4024714825 5201 Eagle Rock NE, Suite 1A Albuquerque, NM 871131885 Phone 5053832430 Fax 5053832449 Brandon Trujillo, Director 5053832430 State Approving Agencies q noRTH DAkoTA State Approving Agency BSC Horizon Building 1815 Schaeffer Street Suite 202 Bismarck, ND 58501 Phone 7012242497 Fax 7012242500 Rhonda Schauer, SAA Director 7012242497 67 nEVADA Nevada Commiss

68 q State Approving Agencies SouTH CARoLInA Student Services Division South Carolina Commission on Higher Education 1333 Main Street, Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone 8037372330 Fax 8037373610 Dr. Karen Woodfaulk Director, Student Services 8037372244 Toll Free 8778983833 Fax 5124633932 Connie Jacksits, Director 5124636441 WASHInGTon State Approving Agency Higher Education Coordinating Board 917 Lakeridge Way P.O. Box 43450 Veterans Upward Bound q 69 Veterans upward Bound By Julia ODell Randy Wilson Say youre a single dad, recently discharged from the Army, who needs more education to get a better job. Or maybe youre a veteran who saw combat in Iraq or Afghanistan and youre not sure what to do now. In order to find success in todays society, many veterans are required to learn new skills, and further education is often the only answer to starting a second career. One program established to ass

70 q Veterans Upward Bound Veterans upward Bound Locations Schools, Project Addresses, Phone Numbers, Emails and Web Addresses Refer to article on Previous Page ALABAMA Veterans Upward Bound Gadsden State Community Coll. P.O. Box 227 Gadsden, AL 359020227 Phone 256 5498328 Fax Number 256 2388282 www.gadsdenstate.eduvub Veterans Upward Bound North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence 4900B Century Street Huntsville, AL 35816 Phone 256 3724600 Fa GEoRGIA Veterans Upward Bound Georgia State University P.O. Box 3983 Atlanta, GA 30302 Phone 404 4231693 Fax Number 404 4131692 Email Web http.gsu.eduoeo Fax Number 765 7411353 Email Project Web Veterans Upward Bound q 71 LouISIAnA Veterans Upward Bound University of Louisiana at Lafayette P.O. Box 43452 Lafayette, LA 70504 Phone 337 4826831 Fax Number 337 4825069 Email Web httpgs.louisiana.eduvub Veterans Upward

72 q Veterans Upward Bound MonTAnA Veterans Upward Bound Montana State University Northern Center for VET 1500 University Drive CISEL Hall, Room 109 Billings, MT 59101 Phone 406 6572086 TollFree 877 3568387 Fax Number 406 6572077 www.msubillings.eduvub Veterans Upward Bound Cuyahoga Community Coll. 2900 Community College Ave. MLS 301T Cleveland, OH 44115 Phone 216 9874938 Fax Number 216 9874941 httpwww.tric.eduapply hsstudentsu SouTH DAkoTA Black Hills Area WNCC Program 321 Kansas City Street National American University Rapid City, SD 57702 Phone 605 3945002 Fax Number 605 3944871 Email Web Fax Number 865 9745046 Email Web httpweb.utk.eduutk vubveterans.html Veterans Upward Bound q 73 VIRGInIA Veterans Upward Bound Southwest Virginia Community College PO Box SVCC 724 Community College Road Richlands, VA 246411101 Phone 276 9647636 Fax Number 276 964751

74 q using the GIBill By James Middlekauff Check it out The GI Bill is now paying more than ever for full time students. If you ever wanted to go to school fulltime and have served on active duty since 911, now is the time. An education is essential in todays job market. You have served your country and now it is time to use your benefits. A college education is the first step in starting your second career. Most military members leaving the service right now with an honorabl q 75

72 K American Council on Education ACE Turning Military Training into College Credit By Cynthia Bruce With increasing numbers of activeduty and veterans enrolling in degree and other collegelevel programs today, turning military training into college credit has become a reality for countless service members. From enlistees with as little as one year of military experience to career service members, these individuals may be well on their way to jumpstarting a degree program by For Veterans Not Qualifying Veterans who do not qualify to receive an AARTS or SMART transcript should use the DD214Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge form. Along with the DD214, copies of all available military records and supporting documentation certificates of completion, diplomas, etc. should be presented to the reviewing higher education institution as verification of completed courses or occupations. To obtain a copy of DD214, together with

78 K American Council on Education ACE policies and issues they can more successfully navigate their way through the process of transfer credit for military training and experience. This publication will serve as a resource for understanding military credit recommendations, military transcripts, and its use when transferring to an academic institution. The topics are presented in a straightforward, nontechnical manner that allows service members to quickly understand the American Council on Educ K 79 Yellow Ribbon Program Understanding the Full Potential of Post911 GI Bill Benefits By Eric Patterson When I retired from the Army earlier this year, I knew that I was eligible for the Post911 GI Bill and I had some understanding that it was a very good package of educational benefits. A few months into my terminal leave, I was doing research to prepare for a new job administering a campus veterans program. I quickly realized that neither the Army nor the Retirement Servi

80 q Are You Considering a Career in Medicine By Gail Vogt Traditional Chinese medicine TCM and other forms of complementary and alternative medicine CAM is a rapidly growing arena in the healthcare field. With the landscape of United States healthcare ever changing, more and more people are turning towards preventative care, economic solutions, and holistic healing. Almost 40 percent of American adults use alternative forms of medicine, and steadily increasing numbers of Wes q 81

82 q online Education for Working Professionals By Brent Wooten How can you take courses or earn a college degree while holding a fulltime job and raising a family Its a balancing act, but the convenience and flexibility of online education help working professionals make it happen. Learning online is becoming more and more popular, especially for those pursuing a masters degree or completing an undergraduate degree, since it accommodates balancing family time, varied work sc 4. Are the faculty who teach in my program credentialed and experienced Information about the instructors credentials should be readily available. Does the instructor have professional experience in his or her field What research have they completed that adds to their credibility and expertise in the subject matter 5. What are the credit transfer options Most institutions will provide credit for previous college courses see accreditation above and some will also award credit fo

84 q The Financial Aid Process The Financial Aid Process The following information has been reprinted from School Guide 2011 with permission of the publisher. Although this article was written for high school students and their parents, much of the information may be useful to veterans who are considering continuing their education. In addition to the benefits veterans have earned while on active duty, additional resources may be available. It is also a good idea to familiari Please note that the PIN provides access to personal information, including your Social Security number and financial information, and should not be shared with anyone. The FAFSA may not be filed before January 1st of the students senior year in high school, but should be filed as soon after January 1st as possible. Although there are questions about income as well as taxes paid, etc., you should not wait until after you and your parents have completed your inco

86 q The Financial Aid Process Federal Financial Aid Programs Pell Grant The Pell Grant is designed to help lowerincome students pay their expenses for postsecondary education. The maximum Pell Grant award for the academic year 20112012 is 5,550. Both eligibility for a grant and the maximum amount a student might receive are determined by the familys financial circumstances and the Expected Family Contribution EFC. A grant, however, may not exceed one half of the total cost a The Financial Aid Process q 87 CampusBased Financial Aid Certain campusbased programs use federallyallocated funds to provide students at their school with lowcost loans, grants, or workstudy opportunities. Others award scholarships and grants using the schools own funds, including endowments and private contributions. Other scholarships, often called activity awards, may be given to applicants who are active in such things as debate, band, dramatics, newspaper or yearbook, o

88 q The Financial Aid Process the American Opportunity Tax Credit for which the taxpayer is eligible is more than the tax liability, the balance of the credit is refundable, up to a maximum refund of 40 percent of the amount of the credit for which the taxpayer is eligible. The maximum annual credit will be 2,500 per student. The full credit is available to individuals whose adjusted gross income is 80,000 or less, or 160,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return. School and Career Advice from the VA q 89 Youve Decided on a Career. now What By Keith Wilson Choosing the right school involves more than just completing the schools application process. The school you select is important, and is a decision not to be taken lightly. You should ensure the school meets your standards and expectations. You earned your college education and you will want to maximize your hardearned investment. In the military, you demonstrated the commitment, cou

90 q School and Career Advice from the VA SOC Principles are In order to enhance their military effectiveness and to achieve their educational, vocational, and career goals, servicemembers should share in the postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Educational programs for servicemembers should rely primarily on programs, courses, and services provided by appropriately accredited institutions and organizations, including high schools, postsecondary vocational and t Sponsor Listings q 91 Advertisers Profiles The following colleges and career schools have a special interest in recruiting veterans. Review these listings and use the convenient postcards found in the back of this publication to request additional information. the School of Management and Engineering Technology. The campus is centered on an academic core those buildings which house classrooms, labs, faculty offices, and student services. Surrounding the academic structures ar

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96 q Sponsor Listings From the first day as a Cleveland Institute of Art student to the final BFA project, you are engaged in art and design classes. CIA students enter their major in their sophomore year after a freshman year of intensive foundation curriculum. At that time students also receive their own studio space, located near their classmates and all the resources of each major. As renowned artists, designers, and writers our faculty are internationally recognized through the publication Estate, Ropeway Maintenance Technician, Security , Server , Ski Patrol Operations, Ski and Snowboard Guide, Ski and Snowboard Shop Tech, Slope and Trail Management, Small Business Finance, Solar Thermal Installer, Spa Management, Web Technology, Welding, Wilderness EMS. See the ad for Colorado Mountain College on page 68 outdoor excursions, which can be used for credit hours, planned through our Outdoor Recreation Program. Trips include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, snowb

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