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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.

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.

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.

$7,400 MBA for military personnel?

October 05, 2009 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans Comments Off on $7,400 MBA for military personnel?

Last November, we examined graduate degrees with veterans discounts.   Well, it appears Brenau University (GA) offers a 10-course, online MBA, which for military personnel (active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists) equals a significant discount from normal rates.

A few caveats exist.  For example, apart from possessing a 4-year undergrad degree, prospective students should also complete/have completed four foundation courses.

For qualified students, this seems like a great opportunity. 

CTC announces MyCAA

June 16, 2009 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Community and Technical Colleges, Military, Money Matters, Reserve/National Guard Comments Off on CTC announces MyCAA

Central Texas College recently announced participation in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) for “spouses of active duty and active guard and reserve military” members.  This program is similar to a scholarship and may provide up to $6,000 in financial assistance to eligible individuals.

It’s also worth mentioning that many colleges and universities participate in MyCAA. 

This just in from “The Last Frontier”

May 05, 2009 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Reserve/National Guard, State Colleges and Universities, Tuition 1 Comment →

Military personnel should find the following information useful.  Got a message today from the University of Alaska.  It reads, in part:

…University of Alaska is a military-friendly institution and treats the following students as residents for the purpose of tuition assessment – military personnel on active duty, their spouses and dependent children, regardless of their state residency status, and also members of the National Guard, their spouses and dependent children, regardless of whether they yet qualify as residents of the state under any other requirements.

http://www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/05-10.doc

University of Alaska offers numerous programs — from undergraduate certificates to master’s degrees — via distance learning.

Texas A&M: More military friendly

December 02, 2008 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Name Recognition, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on Texas A&M: More military friendly

The Texas A&M University System announced yesterday that it intends to become more military friendly.  All system campuses, including the flagship campus at College Station, will seek the designation from the Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC).  Some TAMU schools are already SOC members.  Meeting SOC requirements involves offering online classes, distance learning opportunities, and credit transfer.

This is good news, yet seems only natural for a university where the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band practices in camouflage trousers and often performs the Ballad of the Green Berets.  Then, of course, there’s also the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets