en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:50:02 -0400 15 Nonprofit group hopes to help U.S. students study abroad An international education institute is working to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019, and colleges have pledged to ensure that student veterans and students with disabilities get an opportunity. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:08:00 -0400 Online college success: Expert advice for preparing & prospering in a virtual space Active-duty troops and veterans tend to be nontraditional students - more likely to be married, to have children and to hold down a job while going to school. That's why many choose to pursue a degree online. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:32:00 -0400 N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:00 -0400 GI Bill helps military kid choose her college For months, Trinity High School senior Sydney Dydiw toyed with an important decision. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:35:00 -0400 Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:00 -0400 Colleges seek to improve chances for students who take remedial classes The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:09:00 -0400 Group hopes to buy house for student veterans A nonprofit group is raising money to buy a home for veterans who attend Dartmouth College. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:48:00 -0400 Cyber warfare research institute to open at West Point The Army's academy has established a cyber warfare research institute to groom elite cyber troops and solve thorny problems for the Army and the nation in this new warfighting domain. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:09:00 -0400 Many returning military vets bound for college After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:24:00 -0400 Mass. bill expanding vets' education services passes Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a bill designed to build on an existing law expanding education opportunities and services for military personnel, veterans and their families. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:47:00 -0400 Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions A survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisio Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:16:00 -0400 College students often move before graduating, study finds Today's mobile college students are switching schools not just within their state, but outside of it. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:36:00 -0400 Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven ' Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:25:00 -0400 Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds West Virginia's governor has signed a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:57:00 -0400 Irregularities cited in student vet study A study released by Student Veterans of America promised to bring much-needed clarity to veterans' college graduation rates, but irregularities in how the research was done may cast doubt on its findings. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:39:00 -0400 High-tech apprentice program expands Cody Beck slogged through four years of classes at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, a psychology major who didn't want to treat patients, a budding entrepreneur with an affinity for business but no desire for the button-down world of business school. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:39:00 -0400 Study: Just over half of GI Bill users earn degrees A little more than half of veterans going to school on the GI Bill earned a degree or certificate, according to a study released March 24 by Student Veterans of America. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:37:00 -0400 Veterans learn organic farming in Pa. program With his burly physique and woolly beard, Brandon Barnhart looks every inch the laid-back country kid from tiny West College Corner, Ind. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:52:00 -0400 Concerns grow over funding for professional military education A year after the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration took hold in the Defense Department, many professional military educators and their students worry that military colleges across the country will not be spared from the impact of the across-the Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:58:00 -0400 Opinion: Critical success factors for online education Active-duty service members and veterans tend to be nontraditional students - more likely to be married, have children, and to hold down a job while going to school. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:16:00 -0400 Energy degrees fuel the boom For Marine Corps Reserve Sgt. Nigel Bliss, military work as an electrical systems technician and generator mechanic has been a natural starting point for a career in power distribution. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:53:00 -0400 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 As service members and veterans have become bigger priorities for schools, some are starting to offer MBA degrees tailored to the military. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:17:00 -0400 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 methodology Some 140 colleges and universities responded to this year's Best for Vets: Business Schools survey. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:43:00 -0400 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400 VRAP gets cash to carry through school terms A $65 million fix by the Veterans Affairs Department will keep thousands of unemployed veterans in job training programs through the end of this semester. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:16:00 -0400 DAV: Vocational rehab improves thousands of vets' lives Too few staffers, poor technology and inadequate tracking of results are hampering a Veterans Affairs Department program that is critical for disabled vets, according to government officials and veterans advocacy groups. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:31:00 -0400 Fla. university to offer tuition break for surviving kids Jacksonville University in Florida is set to become the first partner school for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:03:00 -0400 Senate blocks huge vets benefits bill A massive veterans legislative package that would have expanded a host of post-military benefits was sidelined Thursday after Senate Democratic backers failed to find enough support among their Republican colleagues. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:35:00 -0400 Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:02:00 -0400 U. of Maine system approves in-state tuition for vets The University of Maine System is extending in-state tuition rates to all members of the military. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:57:00 -0400 Deal with credit issues and keep a security clearance A security clearance comes with benefits. You can apply for jobs that others can't reach, and you'll probably get paid more. But there are hurdles. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:19:00 -0400 Senator looks to close education 'opportunity gap' Possible presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio called Monday for overhauling the nation's higher education system to close an 'opportunity gap' between Americans with and without advanced degrees. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:27:00 -0400 Find your niche with new master's degrees News from colleges launching new master's degrees around the U.S.: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:08:00 -0400 Teach yourself a new skill When people consider ways to get a better job or a boost in salary, one of the things they think about is whether they should go back to school. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:23:00 -0400 GED test gets overhaul The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:19:00 -0400 UAV degrees are hot ticket The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that as many as 7,500 commercial unmanned aerial vehicles could be flying in national airspace within a few years, but colleges aren't waiting for the go-ahead to ready students for employment in the industry. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:19:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Save time, money with CLEP exams Whether you're still in uniform or have already separated, you may be looking for a way to earn college credit that will have minimal impact on your busy schedule. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:13:00 -0400 Unanimous approval in U.S. House for in-state tuition for vets Lawmakers in a deeply divided House of Representatives can't agree on much anymore, but they're unanimous on at least one thing: Veterans shouldn't be stuck with out-of-state tuition costs at public universities. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:59:00 -0400 VA launches new online college comparison tool The Veterans Affairs Department has unveiled a new way for student veterans to quickly get important information about schools they're considering attending. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:17:00 -0400 Senate vote to come soon on massive veterans' bill The Senate is poised to vote on a sweeping veterans' benefits bill that addresses the gamut from education to military retirement pay reductions. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:51:00 -0400 Withering field: Plant science students needed to regrow horticulture Coming from image-conscious professionals who prefer to gush about the beauty of flowers and the joys of growing vegetables, the words were downright shocking: 'Horticulture is under siege.' Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:49:00 -0400 Columbia College names new president Columbia College has named its 17th president. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:45:00 -0400 4 tips for vets from SVA's new chief Student Veterans of America's new president and chief executive officer, D. Wayne Robinson, has big plans for the group's future. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:23:00 -0400 Bidens laud partnerships between firms, colleges Recalling his days as an upstate New York college student, Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit Wednesday that it seemed back then that the region's major employers like Eastman Kodak, Bausch and Lomb and Xerox would go strong forever. But Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:04:00 -0400 Academic credits for military training don't always get you closer to a degree If a school accepts a year or two worth of academic credit based on your military experience, does that really mean you'll get your degree a year or two more quickly? Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:53:00 -0400 Proposed MOU would require TA schools to be eligible for civilian financial aid program The Pentagon is pushing a quality-control proposal that would shut out of the military tuition assistance program any colleges and universities that are ineligible for civilian federal financial aid. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Balancing school and deployment Barbara Rutter loves a challenge. She excelled in one of the most challenging degree programs at Southern Arkansas University while serving in what she dubs the most difficult branch of the U.S. military. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:28:00 -0400 Schools open campuses in booming markets abroad Call it a twist on college study abroad. After a few false starts, U.S. colleges and universities are setting up campuses in booming markets overseas. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:18:00 -0400 Education briefs U.S. military veterans, regardless of where they live, can qualify for in-state tuition from any of Michigan's public universities after three schools agreed to change their policies. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:49:00 -0400 Fast degrees for troops Kaplan University is offering associate degrees to trained military medics after just four or five online classes. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:31:00 -0400 TA changes: Semester-hour limit, yearlong wait take effect Jan. 1 Major changes are coming Jan.1 to the tuition assistance program. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:36:00 -0400 Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs A growing number of American students are eager to cash in on expected boom market for drone operators after more unmanned aircraft become legal to fly in U.S. airspace, which could happen in the next few years. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:17:00 -0400 Army announces new TA restrictions for 2014 The Tuition Assistance program will continue to be funded in 2014, but on Jan. 1 the Army will place new restrictions on the popular program, including a cap on the number of semester hours that can be paid for annually with TA money. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:44:00 -0400 Vets groups launch in-state tuition map Know you're getting out of the military, but don't know where you'll land? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:06:00 -0400 Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 Hundreds of schools vied for a spot in our latest rankings. Find out how they measure up under tuition assistance and GI Bill, plus academic measures, veterans services and more. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:21:00 -0400 Va. senator proposes improved education for vets Sen. Tim Kaine is proposing legislation to improve the quality of education and training for veterans and members of the military. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:27:00 -0400 Cadet proposes to West Point soccer captain after win over Navy Though the Army-Navy football rivalry dominates the headlines, the rivalry between the two service academies extends far beyond the gridiron. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:19:00 -0400 New privately run 'GI Bill' site could raise concerns Little more than a year after government officials took over the private website, saying that it misled veterans, a new website has popped up that may renew similar concerns. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:03:00 -0400 Tuition assistance safe, DoD says Amid the ongoing turmoil over future defense spending, the Pentagon's top budget officer says tuition assistance money for troops is not on the chopping block. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:59:00 -0400 Cyberdegrees and certifications: Which ones will land you a job? Meet Kevin M. Stoffell, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP, CISA, CEH, CSEP, PMP. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:28:00 -0400