Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2010
Premier online education website, DirectoryofSchools.com, continues its commitment to members and former members of the armed forces by launching a comprehensive online Military Education Guide. This easy-to-use resource simplifies the task of accessing military benefits that offer a free or low-cost college education.
The handy Military Education Guide provides current information specific to each branch of the armed forces – the U.S. Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard. Education benefits programs enable eligible current and former service members to earn traditional degrees, online degrees or professional certificates at little or no cost. Several programs extend benefits to eligible military spouses, dependents, widows and widowers.
In a volatile U.S. economy that is continually at the cusp of an uncertain financial future, a college degree is vital. Military service members must compete for fewer job openings when they separate from military service. The time to prepare for a new career is now – while military education benefits are generous. Eligible service members may utilize military education benefits to improve military job skills or to prepare for a future career.
The Department of Defense offers a changing menu of military education benefits – including paid tuition, paid living expenses while enrolled in school, and generous student loan debt forgiveness programs. However, each program has its own eligibility requirements. Some programs must be negotiated while signing up for military service and are not available once the recruit begins his or her military service contract. Other military education programs are ongoing, but may have restrictions concerning length of tour of duty, previous military service, status of discharge (if separated from the service), active-duty or reserve status, and type of education program desired.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a network of over 1,750 accredited colleges and universities, are also described on the DirectoryofSchools.com website, with an explanation of the SOC’s role in providing continuity for military personnel who travel to new duty stations while pursuing higher education programs.
Directory of Schools’ Military Education Guide is a powerful resource for potential military recruits, active-duty and reserve service members, veterans, and dependents of military service members. There is no time like the present for military students to take advantage of education benefits that enhance future career success.
Since 1999, DirectoryofSchools.com has assisted millions of students by connecting them to accredited online degree programs. Directory of Schools is committed to excellence in providing up-to-date distance learning and career information through partnerships with accredited online colleges, universities and vocational/trade schools that offer online degrees, diplomas and certificates. An in-house verification process reviews accreditation and/or relevant vocational industry standards for each online school, insuring that partner schools are reputable. In addition, a comprehensive national directory of U. S. high schools is available on the DirectoryofSchools.com website, along with directories of traditional U.S. colleges and universities, an informative Education Blog, and additional education resources. Career-minded individuals can make just one cyber-stop for all of their e-learning needs.