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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

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 es

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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 shoul

6 q Table of Contents Factors to Consider when Choosing a College ............................................10 Making informed decisions about how to use your benefits, and how t q 7 EARN YOUR MASTERS DEGREE Bachelors Doctoral Degrees in Liberal Studies Now accepting applications. Apply online SCS.GEORGETOWN.EDUvetguide Priority Application Deadlines

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 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 militar

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 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 c

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 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

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 partic 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 de

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 Colle 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 gra

20 q Yellow Ribbon Program Johnson Wales University Kaplan University Online Keiser Career College Keiser University Lincoln Technical Institute Lynn University NationalLouis University Northwood Uni 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 Fligh

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 Champ 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 Keller Graduate School of Management Macalester College McNally Smith College of Music Minneapolis Business College Minnesota School of Business National American University Northwes

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 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 Ca Remington College Rice University St. Edwards University St. Leo University St. Marys University Sanford Brown College Schreiner University South Texas College of Law Southern Method

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 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 College Education for Veterans q 33 Become a CyberWarrior Fountainheads Network Security Forensics Fountainheads Network Security Forensics Bachelors Degree Program is Bachelor De

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, 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 t

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 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

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 so SOC Colleges K 39 Servicemembersopportunity Colleges Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges SOC was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because

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 P 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 T

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 Stat 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 Atlan 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 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

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 Univ 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.c

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 Te 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 S 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 Agricultu 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 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

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 John 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

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 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

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 create 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 benefit

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 pe

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. R Carol Grell, Program Director 4024714825 5201 Eagle Rock NE, Suite 1A Albuquerque, NM 871131885 Phone 5053832430 Fax 5053832449 Brandon Trujillo, Director bra

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. 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 jo

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 Up 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

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 3 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

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 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 oth 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

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 w 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

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 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 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 profession

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 Please note that the PIN provides access to personal information, including your Social Security number and financial information, and should not be shared with anyon

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 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, 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 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 p

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 sha 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 po

92 q Sponsor Listings Teacher Licensure Track, Justice Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics Teacher Licensure Track, Political Science, Psychology, Public Safety and Health Administratio Nutrition Sciences History Information Systems Italian Italian Business Italian Teacher 712 Journalism Judaic Studies Linguistics Mathematics Mathematics Teacher 712 Multimedia Comp

94 q Sponsor Listings SCHooL oF ARTS AnD SCIEnCES UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS, MINORS, CONCENTRATIONS African American Studies, American Studies, Actuarial Studies, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Che New York, NY 10019 212 2378161 www.jjay.cuny.edu315.php kingsborough Community College CunY 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Rm S228 Brooklyn, NY 11235 718 6385472 www.kingsborough.edusuboth

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112 q Sponsor Listings Degrees A, B, M Veterans Contact Peggy Oliphant, 3363347765 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, comprehensive, landgrant university committed Social Studies Education, Speech Education, Theatre, Unified Public Safety Education, Vocal Music Education, Vocal and Instrumental Music Education. Preprofessional Programs PreCardi

114 q Sponsor Listings than 40 undergraduate programs and renowned graduate and professional schools on campus, you can continue your education and finish what you started. Select students who qualify undergraduate Majors Accounting General, Public, Acting, American Studies, Applied Psychology and Human Relations, Art, Art History, Arts and Entertainment Management, Biochemistry,

116 q Sponsor Listings grants, oncampus employment, and loans. There are also schoolspecific scholarships available details for these are outlined on each school Web site. Admissions Requirements HS d Sponsor Listings q 117 Programs of Study Accounting Asian Studies Biology Business and Law Chemistry Coaching Communication Sciences and Disorders Computer Information Technology

118 q Sponsor Listings athletics and intramural sports. While Park offers a traditional setting for learning, the University also provides quality educational opportunities in a variety of formats to Since 1929, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics PIA has been well recognized in the Aviation industry. PIA is the oldest school of its kind in the country and has prepared over 3

120 q Sponsor Listings athletic varsity sports. Honors College for high achieving students. Five subway lines coming onto campus, nine within a block of campus. Tenminute subway ride to downtown Manha Accreditations Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Education programs approved by the NH State Department of Education. Nursing programs acc

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124 q Sponsor Listings City, New Jersey located ten minutes from New York City with satellite campuses for adult learners in Englewood Cliffs and South Amboy, New Jersey. unDERGRADuATE DEGREES For a c DEGREES B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.F.A., Ed.D., 6th Year Diploma Programs School of Arts Sciences Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Earth Scienc

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130 q Sponsor Listings COST for up to 28 semester credits per year. For semester credits beyond 28 per fiscal year, MTDP will provide tuition reduction of 15, or 250 per semester credit. This policy i during VARC Hours. Here you can take advantage of free tutoring provided by the SARC or study on your own in a space free of distractions. Transfer Transition Services The Office of

132 q Sponsor Listings currently enrolled students who elect to use GI Bill education benefits. The primary responsibility of this office is to certify individuals for VA education benefits and then p There are 247 degrees which honor veterans benefits 97 bachelors degrees www.unt.edumajorsundergradList.htm 88 masters degrees, and 40 doctoral programs www.unt.edugradmajorsgradli

134 q Sponsor Listings classes. No oncampus residency required for our distance learning programs. uIus oFFCAMPuS LEARnInG CEnTERS Our convenient offcampus center locations are perf Academic Divison Programs ArtVisual Communications, Business, Computer Science, Criminal JusticeCriminalisticsLaw Enforcement, English, Genealogy, Liberal Arts, Music Education Vocal

136 q Sponsor Listings Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Creativ q 137 Financial Survival Skills for College Students Survival If you are planning to head off to college soon, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants CPAs offer

138 q Career Choice Requires Self Assessment In a society where ones job is often tied with identity, status and security, values relating to these concepts become the norms. Conse q 139 History of the GIBill Born of Controversy The GI Bill of Rights It has been heralded as one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the federal governm