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December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Veterans Comments Off on December 15, 2010

A breakthrough for veterans who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. 

Quote of the day from Amy Wilkins, vice president of the Education Trust: “These shysters“.

Another round of tuition discounts for military

December 08, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans Comments Off on Another round of tuition discounts for military

Tuition breaks listed below should also apply to online programs.  Please check first with the institution.

Davenport University (MI): 25% tuition discount for active duty, dependent spouses, veterans, and retirees.

Marist College (NY): “25% tuition discount for Active Duty personnel and their adult dependents”.

Capitol College (MD): “Maryland National Guard members can receive a 50% tuition discount“.

November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off on November 18, 2010

In the Wall Street Journal, an interesting note about cheating in online classes.

…One study of 225 students at Friends University, a Christian university in Wichita, Kan., found students enrolled in online classes were actually less likely to cheat than those enrolled in traditional classroom courses. One possible reason is that students in online classes are more often allowed to work at their own pace, reducing the pressure to cheat to meet a test or paper deadline…

Wow!

Some GI Bill news from the Navy Times.

The number of collegiate-level online enrollments grew “by roughly one million in the last year“.

Green Bay Press-Gazette has more on the new University of Wisconsin eCampus.

Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Veterans Comments Off on Happy Veterans Day

Please see our previous posts concerning veterans tuition discounts for online programs.

June 14, 2010

June 14, 2010 By: Paul Category: Education, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off on June 14, 2010

Western Governors University is now the “eighth state university” in Indiana, according to an executive order signed by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

University of Florida will apparently expand distance learning even more.

The Chronicle reports on how vets use their GI Bill. 

From the LA Times: “Is a college degree still worth it?”  The debate continues.

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Online Education, Outside the USA, Reserve/National Guard, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off on May 27, 2010

Mississippi State University extends its special MBA tuition rates to a much wider military and veteran audience.

The special $353.50 per-credit-hour rate–as compared to $502.50 rate for all others–now is available to the following Southeastern military groups:

–Active-duty personnel;

–Active-duty personnel serving outside the region, but maintaining a legal residence within the area, as designated in the federal Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940;

–National Guard members;

–Military Reserve members (all services);

–U.S. veterans; and

–Active-duty or veteran MSU alumni.

How ’bout them Bulldogs?!?!

Michigan State University teaches equine-related courses over the web too?  You bet, and now offering classes in Spanish in conjunction with Universidad Mayor (Chile).

May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Online Education, Reserve/National Guard, State Colleges and Universities, Success Stories, Veterans Comments Off on May 11, 2010

How about this 74 year-young University of Southern Mississippi nursing graduate?  Yes!

In terms of online degrees, the University of California system has seen the light (maybe). 

The Air Force Times comments on potential improvements for the present GI Bill:

…Allow veterans taking distance-learning courses to draw the living stipend that is now limited to those attending conventional brick-and-mortar colleges. To do otherwise is to favor traditional schools over online universities — for no particular reason…

Excellent point, especially when considering the number of brick-and-mortar colleges offering fully online programs.

April 2nd, 2010

April 02, 2010 By: Paul Category: Private Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off on April 2nd, 2010

Feedback concerning the online master’s offered by Wilkes University (PA) and Discovery Education.

The 30-credit instructional media program teaches educators to engage today’s students in learning through digital content. O’Toole and her fellow graduates are now specialists in effectively blending academic rigor with the latest technology — from videos to Web 2.0 applications to virtual field trips.

– Apparently, online program enrollment at Elmira College (NY) has doubled just since last year.

– “Vets Lobby For Online College Benefits”.  And why not?

Florida International University offers online MBA scholarship to active military and vets

January 21, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off on Florida International University offers online MBA scholarship to active military and vets

and it’s worth $20,000!  Active duty military and veterans are eligible to compete for this wonderful opportunity from a fantastic university.  More info here.

Prospective students must apply by February 5th, so hurry!

In honor of Veterans Day

November 11, 2009 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans Comments Off on In honor of Veterans Day

Our apologies, but we had no original posts ready to go for this special day. 

To our nation’s veterans, we salute you.