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Archive for the ‘Active Duty Military’

May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Private Colleges and Universities, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans Comments Off

NCAA baseball conference tournaments begin soon.

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Southern New Hampshire University:  Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management.

Northwestern University:  Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Management.

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Active Duty Military, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans

Florida Institute of Technology offers tuition discounts for active duty, reserve and veterans.

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Have a super weekend!

May 1, 2012

May 01, 2012 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Florida: Master of Education in Leadership with Principal Certification.

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For-profit Watch, Military

President Obama touts the “Know Before You Owe” initiative.  This is long overdue.

October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Private Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Maryville University (MO): Doctor of Nursing Practice and two additional master’s degree programs.

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Active Duty Military, Veterans

Colorado State University-Global Campus announces some very attractive undergraduate and graduate tuition rates for active duty service members and veterans.  More information.

August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Guam: Master of Education with a specialization in reading.

Rutgers University (NJ): Mini-MBA focusing on web analytics.

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Active Duty Military

Unfortunately, funding may be cut to the Military Tuition Assistance program. But it’s not all bleak.

A likely compromise would return to the 75-25 split of tuition fees, with students shouldering the smaller portion, which was standard practice before the 2002 increase.

August 9, 2011

August 09, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Drexel University (PA): Master of Science in Business Analytics.

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Active Duty Military

eArmyU will close March 31, 2012.  Over 10 years, 64,000 soldiers benefited from the program.

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For-profit Watch

The US Department of Justice sues Education Management Corporation for fraud.  Four states have joined the lawsuit.

March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Community and Technical Colleges, Military, Reserve/National Guard, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off

State Colleges and Universities

San Diego State University: new online Graduate Certificate in Online Web and Mobile Application Development.

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State Colleges and Universities

The Evolutionary Online MBA“: An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the State University of New York Oswego Master of Business Administration.

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Community and Technical Colleges

Online learning opportunities should increase thanks to a new agreement between Pearson Education and Ocean County Community College (NJ).

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Military – Active Duty, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans

Excelsior College (NY) partners with the New York State Veterans of Foreign Wars.

. . . The Excelsior College and VFW education partnership provides discounted tuition rates to veterans who are VFW members and their spouses. The college enrollment fees for veterans who qualify for the partnership is cut from $395 to $130. Qualifying veterans taking at least six credits will also not have to pay a $440 annual student services fee and will have a one-time graduation fee cut from $495 to $130.

Annual VFW dues are $35. . . .

Any chance this opportunity could go national?

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February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off

Excelsior College (NY) implements a lower tuition rate for graduate students serving in the United States Armed Forces.

…In addition, Excelsior has reduced graduate-level tuition for Army personnel to $250 per credit, in line with Military Tuition Assistance limits. Reduced tuition is available to Army personnel enrolling for the March 2011 term. For personnel in other military branches, reduced tuition applies to the May 2011 term…

Good news, indeed.

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George Washington University (DC) announced last month it will open an online high school.  More and more “big name” colleges and universities are jumping into this market.

February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, For-profit Watch, Military, Name Recognition, Outside the USA, Private Colleges and Universities, Reserve/National Guard, Technology, Veterans Comments Off

An online breast surgery degree?  Yes, although not totally.  As one University of East Anglia professor states: “80% of the work will be done online and 20% is practical”.

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Online graduate certificates offered by Stanford University are now eligible for reimbursement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

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President Obama is pushing a wireless broadband initiative.  And seriously, stay tuned, as this plan could prove beneficial to many Americans.

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More for-profit college complaints out of Florida:

…Florida’s attorney general is currently investigating eight for-profit colleges, which have been the subjects of 183 consumer complaints. Two-thirds of the complaints were against two schools, Everest University and Kaplan University, which both operate large online programs out of Florida

January 6, 2011

January 06, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Education, Military, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off

PBS Teacherline receives more positive press in this piece.  Depending on where a student is enrolled, tuition is quite affordable.

Missourian: “Older students face challenges when they return to college“.  It’s all about the approach.

Calling all Airmen.  Troy University partners with the Community College of the Air Force on the new General Education Mobile program.

Another round of tuition discounts for military

December 08, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans Comments Off

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“.