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When Both Spouses Are Studying

By Rebecca Alwine
Alumna, American Military University

With the ability to transfer GI Bill benefits to spouses, often both the spouse and the service member are in school at the same time. With the op tempo slowing down, there is a perceived notion that military life is more stable, dull, and family friendly. It simply isn’t true. Continue Reading

New GI Bill Expands Veterans’ Educational Opportunities

In Defense of For-Profit Colleges

For-profit colleges have been targeted by government officials, including President Obama and California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who claim these schools take advantage of low-income students, burdening them with student debt and limited job prospects upon graduation (if they graduate at all). Yet, these same officials are unfairly aiming their crosshairs at for-profit institutions while applying weaker standards and greater accommodation with not-for-profit schools. Continue Reading

New GI Bill Expands Veterans’ Educational Opportunities

Indiana veterans returning home face dearth of services

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans’ services that is already stretched thin.

Unfortunately for Hoosiers coming home, local veterans advocates says Indiana lags far behind other states when it comes to getting services to those in need. Continue Reading

New GI Bill Expands Veterans’ Educational Opportunities

Student Profile: Using History to Educate Soldiers

Interview with AMU Alumna, Kelli Oliver

American Military University Alumna, Kelli Oliver

 

The following profile is the third in a series of student profiles of our students and alumni at the university.

Job title: Air Traffic Controller, U.S. Army

Degree earned: B.A. in History, 2011. Currently pursuing her M.A. in History at American Military University.

What have you been up to since earning your bachelor’s degree in history at AMU? Continue Reading

New GI Bill Expands Veterans’ Educational Opportunities

Top 10 Strangest College Degrees

10. Pop Culture

Image Courtesy BET.com

Students who love television, movies, comedy and magazines will certainly enjoy majoring in popular-culture studies at a certain Ohio University. The school says the major provides an opportunity to use “television programs, movies, cars, houses, music, museums, celebratory events, holidays, magazines and many other manifestations of culture insights to examine society presently and historically.  Continue Reading

New GI Bill Expands Veterans’ Educational Opportunities