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In-State Tuition for Military Personnel

Many states are passing legislation to grant military members and veterans the right to in-state tuition wherever they enroll. Learn which states, and what you need to know about in-state tuition for military personnel.

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5 Ways to Make Studying Fun

There are many ways to make studying fun. Try these ideas from DSST for a more exciting study experience.

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3 Lessons to Take Away from SXSWedu

DSST shares the three most important things from SXSWedu that non-traditional students should know about.

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The FAFSA - What You Need to Know

Even if you think you have enough money to cover your educational expenses, there are still two main reasons for nontraditional students to fill out the FAFSA.

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When It Pays To Be A Student

Learn about generous student discounts from major technology brands that make it easier to manage education costs as a non-traditional student.

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Top Twitter Accounts For Students to Follow

With new information indicating that Twitter can help students perform better in the classroom, DSST lists the top Twitter accounts that students should be following.

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How to Stick to Your 2013 Education Resolutions

Tips from DSST on setting education resolutions for 2013 that you can really stick to.

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3 Steps to Stay Focused In The Age Of Distraction

Nontraditional students have to work especially hard to stay focused while doing homework or studying. DSST shares their top tips for avoiding the lure of distractions and getting work done efficiently.

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Top Holiday Gifts for Students

What do nontraditional students really want - and need - for the holidays? Read on for DSST’s top holiday gift ideas for the adult learners in your life.

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3 Ways To Get Ahead During Thanksgiving Break

Suggestions from DSST on how to keep your brain sharp over Thanksgiving break and finish the semester with a bang.

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4 Myths About College You May Be Falling For

DSST debunks common myths about attending college as a non-traditional student.

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Motivation for Mid-Semester

As the middle of the semester approaches, these motivational quotes will give you the push you need to keep on studying and finish the semester with a bang.

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Advice from DSST Test Takers

Get advice on the DSST credit by exam tests from first hand test takers.

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College Credit By Examination: Is it For You?

Credit by examination programs allow students the opportunity to earn credits towards their undergraduate degree by taking a test. DSST (formerly known as the DANTES exam) and CLEP are two of the most well known options for credit by examination.

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Introducing New DSST Practice Exams

With the release of three new DSST online practice exams, more students can better prepare for Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet, Organizational Behavior, and The Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Helping Middle-Aged Veterans Go Back to School

The new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) provides monthly stipends to older veteran students returning to the classroom to help them cover education costs and finally earn their college degree.

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Introducing the New Flexible Degree

Like DSST, the new flexible degree program at the University of Wisconsin seeks to make it faster, easier, and cheaper for non-traditional students to earn their college degree.

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Back to the Books: A Profile of Non-Traditional Students

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.

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Veteran Students Unite

After noticing a gap in the campus services available for student veterans, staff sergeant Blake Schroedter decided to start a program that would help more students like himself better readjust to civilian life.

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The Facts on Single Parent Students

New research shows that student parents, who make up 12% of those enrolled in college, accumulate more debt than students without children. Fortunately DSST provides a cost-effective solution for these non-traditional students.

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Finding Educational Opportunity

Mohawk Valley Community College announced the opening of an Educational Opportunity Center in downtown Utica to combat a percentage of adults with a college degree that is 10% behind the New York State average.

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Baby Boomers Go Back to School

Many baby boomers in the country are choosing to return to the classroom later in life in an effort to earn a degree and secure a job, usually after being laid off due to closures or downsizing.

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The Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released the Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions, an interactive online tool that outlines best practices, including counseling services, faculty training, and on-campus centers.

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The Benefits of Balancing It All

New information from the Apollo Research Institute indicates that non-traditional students who must balance both school and work at the same time earn a higher return on their education investment compared to traditional full-time students.

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Earning Credits Before College

Many high school students feel unprepared to enter college. That’s why more and more high schoolers are opting to start earning credit prior to Freshman year through AP classes, IB courses, and DSST exams.

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Return to Learn: Universities Offer Unique Programs to Help Non-Traditional Students

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.

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House Bill 72: A New Law for Non-Traditional Students

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.

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In-State or Out-of-State: Will the G.I. Bill Pay for My Education?

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.

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Bettering the Success Rates of Non-Traditional Students

UPCEA and InsideTrack recently announced a partnership initiative to conduct important research on bettering the success rates of non-traditional students and adult learners.

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Veteran Students: Discovering Brotherhood in Civilian Life

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.

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