For many who enter the military at a young age, the next stop after serving is to earn a college degree. And while there are many opportunities for those looking to enter into a university, it’s important for veterans or military personnel to look for a school that aims to help them succeed.
At Everglades University, we not only offer military benefits to students, but we also provide a curriculum and an environment that works to help those coming from the military succeed. Here are a few things you should look for when choosing a university.
Many service members choose to enter school after a long career with the military. This often means that they already have a family, a job, and responsibilities that don’t allow for a typical class schedule. It’s important to find a university that offers classes during the night and weekends, in addition to daytime courses. It also helps to choose a university that offers their courses online.
At Everglades University, we offer all of this, plus the ability to start your education at the beginning of each month, so you can begin your education when the timing works for you.
Serving in the military is not something that anyone should take lightly—especially the school you choose to attend after serving. You should find a school that has military benefits already in place. These benefits include tuition assistance, the opportunity to use your training for college credit, financial aid and VA benefits. Going further, you should also look for a school that is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), which offers education flexibility.
An alternative college experience
Most veterans looking to further their education aren’t looking for the typical “college life” often found in large universities or state colleges. You will want to find a college that offers online courses, so you can learn from the comfort of your home, or multiple campuses so you can easily get to a nighttime or weekend class. It’s also helpful to have likeminded students on campus or in your classes with you, so finding a university that appeals to an older generation or those who served before going to college, can be very helpful.
If you served in the military and are looking to further your education, consider speaking with the advisors at Everglades University. They will help you understand your benefits and your path towards higher education. Visit our website or give us a call at 888-854-8308.