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    Andrew Kispert, a 27-year-old Marine veteran who is now attending The Citadel, poses Friday on the campus of the military college in Charleston, S.C. Bruce Smith / AP

    Many returning military vets bound for college

    After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  1. Legislation that expands a variety of services, including education, for military veterans is awaiting the signature of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, center. Gillian Jones / The Associated Press

    Mass. bill expanding vets' education services passes

    Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a bill designed to build on an existing law expanding education opportunities and services for military personnel, veterans and their families.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  2. Students who are accepted into their first choice of school often determine they can't afford to attend, according to a survey by UCLA'S Higher Education Research Institute. The Associated Press

    Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions

    A survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisio

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  3. College students often move before graduating, study finds

    Today's mobile college students are switching schools not just within their state, but outside of it.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  4. Sterling College student Weylin Garnett, left, of Corinth, N.Y., and college President Matthew Derr install a sign on the Logging Shop during the Fall 2013 All-College Work Day at the college in Craftsbury, Vt. At Sterling and six other schools across the country, students are required to work as part of their education. Christian Feuerstein / Sterling College via AP

    Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges

    Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven '

    • Apr. 2, 2014

    Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds

    West Virginia's governor has signed a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
    Nearly 64 percent of student veterans who started at private schools earned a degree. For public schools, the number was just under 51 percent; for for-profit schools it was just under 45 percent, according to a Student Veterans of America study. Getty Images

    Irregularities cited in student vet study

    A study released by Student Veterans of America promised to bring much-needed clarity to veterans' college graduation rates, but irregularities in how the research was done may cast doubt on its findings.

    • Mar. 28, 2014

    High-tech apprentice program expands

    Cody Beck slogged through four years of classes at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, a psychology major who didn’t want to treat patients, a budding entrepreneur with an affinity for business but no desire for the button-down world of business school.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
    Nearly 64 percent of student veterans who started at private schools earned a degree. For public schools, the number was just under 51 percent; for for-profit schools it was just under 45 percent, according to a Student Veterans of America study. Getty Images

    Study: Just over half of GI Bill users earn degrees

    A little more than half of veterans going to school on the GI Bill earned a degree or certificate, according to a study released March 24 by Student Veterans of America.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  5. Brandon Barnhart, 30, a third-semester student in the organic farming program for veterans at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., plants a seedling of lettuce in his wood-enclosed plot of organic vegetables. Woods, who spent eight years in the Air Force, has purchased a three-acre farm near West College Corner, Ind. Delaware Valley College developed the program in organic farming specifically for veterans. Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer

    Veterans learn organic farming in Pa. program

    With his burly physique and woolly beard, Brandon Barnhart looks every inch the laid-back country kid from tiny West College Corner, Ind.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
  6. Profession military educators worry that fewer students, such as these graduating at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., last year, will be able to attend military colleges as budget cuts continue limit resources. Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp/Army

    Concerns grow over funding for professional military education

    A year after the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration took hold in the Defense Department, many professional military educators and their students worry that military colleges across the country will not be spared from the impact of the across-the

    • Mar. 18, 2014
  7. Opinion: Critical success factors for online education

    Active-duty service members and veterans tend to be nontraditional students — more likely to be married, have children, and to hold down a job while going to school.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
    Marine reservist Nigel Bliss in the Oregon Institute of Technology's Power and Motor lab with a fuel cell. Bill Goloski/Oregon Institute of Technology

    Energy degrees fuel the boom

    For Marine Corps Reserve Sgt. Nigel Bliss, military work as an electrical systems technician and generator mechanic has been a natural starting point for a career in power distribution.

    • Mar. 11, 2014
  8. From left, the West Virginia Army National Guard's Capt. Jason Diaz, Staff Sgt. Mick Cochran, Capt. Rob Rush, Sgt. 1st Class Kerry Gnik and Maj. Robert J. Kincaid are students in West Virginia University's online executive MBA program. Courtesy of West Virginia University

    Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014

    As service members and veterans have become bigger priorities for schools, some are starting to offer MBA degrees tailored to the military.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
    Ohio State University Fisher College of Business MBA students, from left, former Marine Capt. Patrick Ross, former Navy Lt. Chad Schuett, former Army Capt. Silki Cho and former Army Sgt. Davin Korstjens. Courtesy of Ohio State University

    Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 methodology

    Some 140 colleges and universities responded to this year's Best for Vets: Business Schools survey.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  9. DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says

    Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program — Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA.

    • Mar. 6, 2014

    VRAP gets cash to carry through school terms

    A $65 million fix by the Veterans Affairs Department will keep thousands of unemployed veterans in job training programs through the end of this semester.

    • Mar. 6, 2014

    DAV: Vocational rehab improves thousands of vets' lives

    Too few staffers, poor technology and inadequate tracking of results are hampering a Veterans Affairs Department program that is critical for disabled vets, according to government officials and veterans advocacy groups.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  10. Fla. university to offer tuition break for surviving kids

    Jacksonville University in Florida is set to become the first partner school for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

    • Feb. 28, 2014
  11. 'I thought that maybe, just maybe, the Senate could come together and do the right thing for our veterans. But, no,' said Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, after his veterans bill failed to advance. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Senate blocks huge vets benefits bill

    A massive veterans legislative package that would have expanded a host of post-military benefits was sidelined Thursday after Senate Democratic backers failed to find enough support among their Republican colleagues.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
  12. The Coast Guard has expanded tuition assistance for Coasties taking graduate courses toward a master's degree. DC1 Karlton Rebenstorf / Coast Guard

    Coast Guard expands tuition assistance to master's degrees

    Coasties looking to complete a master's degree can now get help from the service's tuition assistance program, according to a Feb. 20 service-wide message.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  13. Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops

    Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  14. U. of Maine system approves in-state tuition for vets

    The University of Maine System is extending in-state tuition rates to all members of the military.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  15. Deal with credit issues and keep a security clearance

    A security clearance comes with benefits. You can apply for jobs that others can't reach, and you'll probably get paid more. But there are hurdles.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has come out with a new plan for overhauling the nation's higher education system. Lynne Sladky / AP

    Senator looks to close education 'opportunity gap'

    Possible presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio called Monday for overhauling the nation's higher education system to close an 'opportunity gap' between Americans with and without advanced degrees.

    • Feb. 18, 2014
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