How to Get Started with a Military Friendly School Like Touro University Worldwide
Many military members return to college after their military service to help them begin a fulfilling career or to get a head start on their future before they’ve been discharged. Both of these types of military students have unique academic needs that require special attention, including admissions, financial aid, instructional support and more, to ensure a smooth road toward graduation.
Touro University Worldwide is military friendly and a strong supporter of military students. Enrolling in a military friendly college or university is essential for students in order to maximize their military benefits, including transfer credits, financial aid and academic support. We want you to think of us as your academic partner, and we are committed to meeting your unique academic needs.
When you are ready to earn a college degree, getting started with a military friendly school like Touro University Worldwide can ensure your needs are met. Colleges and universities must meet specific requirements to receive this status. These requirements ensure you are actually enrolling in a school that is focused on your welfare as a military student. When choosing a college, consider the following:
Active-duty service member and veteran benefits can make a college degree more affordable; however, they sometimes can be complex and difficult to navigate alone. Military friendly schools are required to have a dedicated team member on staff who is available to students to answer their questions about their benefits and provide other types of academic support.
Yellow Ribbon Participation
The Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides comprehensive academic support for most military members. However, degree programs offered at out-of-state or private institutions may not be covered by the traditional GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students afford these specialized degree programs so that all of your academic needs can be met. Not all colleges and universities are required to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, so speak with your admissions counselor to ensure this additional financial support is available to you.
Transfer credits can accelerate your degree program and put you on track toward faster graduation. However, at many military friendly schools, traditional academic credits aren’t the only type of credits accepted toward a degree. According to GI Jobs, most of these schools accept military training and experience for academic credit through the American Council on Education (ACE). And, most will also accept standardized exams for credit, such as the College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) or DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST).
Military friendly schools are also supporting families in their academic pursuits. In addition to accepting military benefits, most military friendly schools will offer their own tuition discounts. At all levels of education, Touro University Worldwide offers a competitive tuition rate for our active-duty and veteran students as well their families:
For active-duty service members, online degree programs are ideal to keep pace with your unpredictable schedule. Wherever you have access to the Internet, you can complete credits that go toward your degree. Online courses also help to eliminate the hassle of re-enrollment or dropped courses, as you aren’t limited to learning in the classroom. You can complete coursework on the road, on your schedule. At Touro University Worldwide all courses for all programs are offered every term, you never have to wait for a course to graduate.
Diverse Academic Programs
Active-duty service members and veterans are often seeking unique academic programs to meet their career goals after the military. Finding a college or university that offers a breadth of degree programs to meet your academic interests while meeting military friendly requirements can be difficult; however, it is important to have a successful academic experience. Touro University Worldwide offers a diverse catalog of online degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level.
Starting your academic journey with a military friendly school will set you up for greater success in the classroom and after graduation. Touro University Worldwide is proud of our military friendly status, and we are ready to serve you in your academic pursuits. Whether you are an active-duty service member or a veteran, we are ready to help you reach your academic goals through academic, financial and personal support. Reach out to Touro University Worldwide to speak to an enrollment counselor for more information about our military friendly status and degree programs designed to fit your unique needs.
*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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