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Furthering Your Education: 4 Tips to Getting into University as a Veteran (853 hits)

Attending college can enhance your career opportunities. However, it can be challenging for a veteran to get into college. There are a number of things that you will have to do to get into college as a veteran.

Apply for Your Benefits


All or part of your college costs may be covered by your GI bill. You may also be able to get a stipend for school supplies, books and housing. You can use your GI bill to attend a public school or private school.

It can take a long time for you to get approved for your benefits. In fact, this process can take anywhere from two to six months.

Apply for Scholarships


There are many types of scholarships available. You can get scholarships based on academics, athletics and merit. There are some scholarships that are just for veterans. Ask the school about the specific types of scholarships that are available.
You can also do your own research to find out about the type of scholarships that you may get. Keep in mind that there are millions of dollars in unclaimed scholarships.

Choose the University to Attend


There are many factors that you will need to take into consideration when you are choosing a college to attend. Your major, academic goals, location, cost and extracurricular activities are some of the factors that you will need to consider when you are choosing a college. You should make a list of colleges that fit what you are looking for. You should visit the colleges in person before you narrow down your list. You can also consider looking at online university for military veterans.

Ask about Getting Credit for Military Experience


Veterans may have financial and academic challenges. That is what may have prompted them to join the military in the place. However, you may also be able to get college credit for your military experience. You can complete a DD-214 form.
Additionally, you can submit a resume and essay that highlights all of the experiences that you have had in the military. Veterans often have experiences that they are not able to highlight in their application.

Getting into college as a veteran can be difficult. Fortunately, you can make it easier by choosing the right college to attend. You will also need to apply for your GI bill early. Ask the school about scholarships and do your own research. Additionally, you should see if you can get credit for your military experience.
Posted By: Kara Masterson
Friday, April 20th 2018 at 1:44PM
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