Why Online Learning Is Perfect for the Military Student

It’s no secret that the military lifestyle is different from the daily life of a civilian. No matter what branch of the service you are in, your schedule is likely anything but consistent. Your hours and even where you live change often, and getting your degree may seem difficult or even impossible. However, there is an option that is perfect for your life in the military—an option that you might not have considered. It accommodates busy schedules, time constraints and budget concerns. It allows you the freedom to continue your education from wherever you are, when it is convenient for you. Whether you are active duty or retired from the service, an online education is the answer.

Online degrees for military members are a more popular choice than ever. Earning your degree online is a great way to learn while serving your country. Online courses and degree programs are developed specifically for students just like you, and they provide the flexibility and convenience you need. In addition to affordability, schools like Touro University Worldwide offer a significant variety of other benefits for military service members.

Touro University Worldwide Military Students

We define a student who is eligible for our military tuition rate as an individual who meets the following criteria. Immediate family is also included.

  • Active duty
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard
  • Reservists
  • Retirees
  • Veterans (discharged under honorable conditions; must provide DD Form 214)
  • Department of Defense employees (contractors exempt)

For information on our discounted military tuition rates, visit our Military Tuition page.

Online Degrees Trump Traditional Programs

Because we understand the unique situation of students who are serving in the military, TUW has developed a variety of options to make getting your degree both straightforward and affordable. The following list highlights some of the features that make Touro’s online degree programs ideal for military students like you.

Perhaps the most useful aspect of an online education is the convenience it gives military students. An online format means that you can complete your degree no matter where you are stationed or what your duty schedule is. Our online degree programs take into account the location and time restrictions you have as a service member. It allows you to work with your instructors and classmates from wherever you are at the time. All you need is an Internet connection.

One of the benefits of Touro’s online study is that our programs are flexible and provide you with options. All of our students have constant access to lectures and course work, and can complete the course work on a schedule that works for you. Whether you are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree, you can work toward completion in a way that makes sense for your life while you serve your country.

Continuing your education is an investment in your future, but that doesn’t mean it has to be cost prohibitive. Touro understands that military students have to take budgets into consideration, so we offer tuition discounts formulated specifically for you. This means that you can get the education you need at an affordable price.

No matter where you are stationed, online programs give you access to the education you need to be successful. Touro also makes sure you have constant accessibility to class resources. Regardless of the specific program you choose, the online format of your classes enables you to study and complete course work from any location, at any time.

It is important that the online university or college you choose has the degree you are looking for. Touro offers degree programs in a variety of subjects, including business, psychology, and general education as well as health and human services. The programs geared toward adult learners, with employability in mind. You can complete undergraduate or graduate work with Touro University Worldwide to reach your education goals.

Military Benefits for All Branches

One of our goals at Touro is the help active-duty personnel earn their degrees before leaving the service.  Each branch has a separate application process and set of requirements for military benefits. Please visit your installation’s education office for more information about these specifics. We also profile the many benefit options for military students on our Military Education Benefits page, which is where you will find information about the following initiatives:

  • Military Tuition Assistance (MTA)
  • Post 9-11 GI Bill®
  • Yellow Ribbon
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Tuition Assistance Top-Up
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service Program (VR&E)

*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.

Why Touro University Worldwide?

The administration and faculty at Touro are committed to providing a quality education for our students, both military and civilian. We provide outstanding administrative services, modern and user-friendly technology and highly qualified educators, who are experts in the field of their teaching. As a nonprofit institution, all resources are directed and invested to deliver the best education and resources possible. Members of the armed forces bravely serve our country, and Touro University Worldwide both recognizes and values your sacrifice. Find out more about the application and admissions process by visiting our Admissions page.

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