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  • 8 Keys to Success: Supporting Veterans on Campus

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    In August of 2013, at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention, President Obama outlined five Administration priorities that ensure the Department of Education is fulfilling their promises to those who have served our nation, including supporting veterans in institutions of higher learning. In his speech, President Obama announced that 250 community colleges and universities have committed to implementing the 8 Keys to Success on th... more

  • 2013 CCME Military Education Award Nominations

    The Council of College and Military Educators is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2013 CCME military education awards.  According to Joycelyn Groot, CCME President, "We are encouraging everyone in the military education community to nominate individuals and organizations that meet the criteria of the CCME awards.  Traditionally this has been a great opportunity to recognize the very best serving our military's education needs... more

  • Getting Student Veterans Off the Sidelines

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    The average traditional college student ranges in age from 18-22. In contrast, the matriculating student veteran ranges in ages from 22-42 with an average somewhere within the 23-27 age range. Many enter colleges and universities with some courses under their belt either online or acquired as part of education and training courses obtained during military service. As a result, most enter college skipping forward to their sophomore or junior ye... more

  • Higher Education Reconciliation

    These changes are the result of a new federal law that went into effect on July 1, 2006; read further to see if any changes may affect your student aid. Active-Duty Military Under the new law, if you are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training, you are considered to be an "independent" student and will not need to provide parental information on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid ... more

  • Educational Opportunities for Wounded Warriors

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    The transition from active duty to civilian life can be bumpy, if not arduous, for our nation's servicemembers. Those who come home wounded must face additional challenges, both physical and mental. Once the dust has settled, however, veterans must consider taking the next step in their life. For many, that means a return to school and an opportunity to pursue a new career path. Earning an advanced degree can bring tangible benefits. Accordin... more

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