Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 20, 2012
In April, President Obama made it quite clear that he disapproves of the way that some schools aggressively target military students. In response to his order to limit aggressive college recruiting for veterans, MilitaryDegrees.org’s creators took an inventory of their partners and booted those who fell into deceptive recruiting practices. However, the military education site wants to do more to help veterans and service members actively pursuing a degree or thinking of getting into a program with a guide series that will explore just what to look for in colleges and degree programs.
“We want to help military students pick degree programs that are going to help them transition into a good career and basically a good life. The new series will look at all the intricate steps that go into getting into a degree program from a military student’s standpoint and how to overcome some of the obstacles that are facing veterans and service members today,” said Paul Drago, founder and creator behind MilitaryDegrees.org.
The new series was developed after receiving praise for the site’s dedication to military students. While the writers of the MilitaryDegrees.org blog have always written step-by-step guides for GI Bill, tuition assistance, degree programs and other financial aid, the new guide will go one step further, getting into the real problems that are facing some military students, like Henry Taylor, a 27-year-old former Marine from Idaho, who plans to get a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
“The GI bill process is really difficult at times. Even if you fill out the forms correctly, your information can get lost or just held up by whatever at the VA [Department of Veterans Affairs],” said Taylor. “I found plenty of support through the MilitaryDegrees.org community. I was able to find out who I needed to call and also how to pick a better college for the program I wanted.”
Taylor is just one of thousands of military students who have visited the site recently. The site recently remodeled to refocus its content on the major aspects of military education and finding aid to go to school. The new guide will be an additional article that will walk students through the GI bill process, finding a degree program and choosing an accredited university with a good military support system. These are the measures of which military students have found success in the past.
MilitaryDegrees.org is an educational website for veterans, service members, and military families who are students or planning to go to school in the future. With a daily updated blog, hundreds of helpful articles and other resources, MilitaryDegrees.org is one of the top ranking resources for military students today.