The national average cost of three college credit hours – traditionally a single course – is a whopping $750. For the approximate 120 credits it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree, most students face a total cost of $30,000 or more. Factor in other costs such as travel and books, and it’s no wonder so many students can’t pay for college on their own.
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The Yellow Ribbon has become the symbol of support and pride for the US Military since it became popular in the early 1990s. With the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the yellow ribbons have become increasingly prevalent to show support for troops—whether tied to a tree or adhered on the back of a car. Now the Yellow Ribbon stands for more than just support; it stands for opportunity.
The GI Bill, signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, has been helping servicemen get an education for over 67 years. It has been revised before, most notably with the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and as of August 1 it has been revised again.
The veteran unemployment rate is at a staggering 12.1% nationwide. Thankfully programs like DSST and College Credit for Heroes make it faster, easier, and cheaper for veterans to earn their degree and enter the workforce.
DSST helps another non-traditional student earn credit by exam with the announcement of the second “A Penny Saved Is A Penny Learned” contest winner.
The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) at Fort Bliss helps 4,000 veterans return to the workforce each year.
Graduation rates are lowest among non-traditional students. By combining DSST tests with traditional university courses, non-traditional students can find the time to earn a degree.
DSST has chosen Edward M., a non-traditional student currently pursuing his Master’s degree, as the “A Penny Saved Is A Penny Learned” grand prize winner!
The G.I. Bill provides veterans with the financial means to go back to school, but universities are struggling to provide them with resources necessary to adjust to civilian life.
Veterans day is a time to thank the brave men and women that have served and still serve our country. Many universities participated, but some military-friendly educational institutions honor these unique students year-round.
Besides balancing family, work, and school, adult learners now face another challenge in adapting to college life as a non-traditional student: learning the ins and outs of the technology used in the classroom.
Because military students have unique needs, choosing the right college to attend can be challenging. CollegeWeekLive’s 2011 Military Student Day aims to make this process as easy as possible.
Veterans having trouble adjusting to civilian life when returning to the classroom find comfort in the structure of university-organized social groups such as fraternities, clubs, pre-professional organizations, and sports teams.
UPCEA and InsideTrack recently announced a partnership initiative to conduct important research on bettering the success rates of non-traditional students and adult learners.
The G.I Bill was created to provide military veterans with financial assistance for earning a college degree after service. In August 2011, however, the G.I Bill changed.
House Bill 72, recently presented by Colorado lawmakers, seeks to allow non-traditional students to earn college credit for life experiences such as work or time served in the military.
With 40% of the school’s student body consisting of non-traditional students, MSU-Billings - an institution that delivers DSST exams - developed a unique seminar to help adult learners readjust to college life.
Non-traditional students are on target to overtake the majority - thereby becoming the new traditional students. This graphical view of today's returning student offers insight into how this unique group is shaking things up in education.