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DSST’S 17 Reasons to Save $17 in 2017

In the spirit of turning a new leaf, DSST is offering a $17 discount on any test through January 31, 2017. If that’s not enough to convince you to earn college credit for the knowledge you already have, perhaps our list of 17 reasons will.

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DSST Spotlight: UMUC

At DSST, our nationally recognized testing program allows students to earn college credit for learning acquired outside the classroom. That’s why we pride ourselves on the relationships we hold with established colleges and universities across the country. It’s about the shared approach of empowering all types of students to reach their academic goals efficiently, effectively, and affordably.

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Focusing After Failing

So you failed a test. Congratulations! In failing, you’ve joined the ranks of nearly everyone else on Planet Earth, including some of the brightest minds out there. There are countless quotes, stories, and books and dedicated to lessons learned and progress made because of failure. How we try, fail, and try again defines each of us. So embrace it, learn from it, and let us help you get it right next time. 

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5 Keys to Learning while Serving

No matter which branch of military you’re in, it’s possible to earn a degree while serving. In fact, there could be serious financial and career benefits for doing so. With careful planning and diligence, advancing your education could go hand in hand with protecting our nation. To help you understand the higher education options for military personnel, we’ve broken it down to five key takeaways. 

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Uncommon Uses for 3 Common Degrees

As another school year approaches, you may find yourself wondering how certain degrees are utilized in the real world. The truth is, every degree offers a surprising amount of flexibility. No matter how focused your track is, you probably have more choices than you realize. Once you know what’s out there, you can pursue what interests you. To help with that, we’ve chosen three of our more traditional test topics and explored how unique their career paths can be.

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DSST Cuts the Cost of Community College

America’s College Promise, discussed by President Obama in his State of the Union address, outlines a path for more Americans to afford college.  Tens of thousands of Americans each year already utilize a program that saves them an average of $670 per class by completing nationally accredited DSST examinations that are accepted by more than 1,900 institutions. 

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How to Ease Military Family Financial Burdens

Frequent moves and deployment costs are just some of the financial burdens military families experience. However, with the national support military members receive from both the government and their communities, there are fortunately many financial relief opportunities that exist. Below are a few tips military families can use to help them reach financial stability. 

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Finding Time to Study When You’re a Military Spouse

For military spouses tending the home fires while their counterparts are deployed, it can be hard to find time to do nearly everything. Here are a few tips to help military spouses squeeze in a little extra time to dedicate to their studies.

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill and Changes to Transferability

The GI bill provides comprehensive educational benefits to military personnel, and has been helping those service members and their families for the past four years. Here’s what you should know about recent transferability changes.

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Supporting Student Vets

Air Force student veteran Kiersten Downs biked 3,800 miles to raise money in support of student veterans around the country.

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4 Tips for Transitioning from Active Duty to Education

Thoughts from a former marine and seasoned education professional on the value of a college degree for veterans, what a service member should be looking for in a university, and more.

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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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Top Resources for Military Students on Twitter

DSST shares the top accounts to follow for military and veteran students on Twitter.

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The Sequester & Your Tuition

Learn how the Sequester is impacting tuition assistance for active military, and how DSST exams remain funded by DANTES.

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Active Military Stay the Course Through DSST

Recent sequester budget cuts for tuition assistance threaten to delay or derail active duty military from earning their undergraduate college degrees.  DSST exams remain funded.

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