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Introducing…the first comprehensive GI Bill tuition calculator and recruitment tool for colleges

Combat2Career is pleased to announce the launch of its Veteran Tuition Calculator–an innovative recruitment tool designed to provide transparent financial information on college affordability for veterans and enable colleges to quickly identify and engage with prospective students. Since its inception over 3 years ago, Combat2Career has been focused on its mission of...

College Search Tips: The Importance of Choosing An Accredited College

Combat2Career is passionate about helping veterans access quality higher education. A college’s accreditation is one important factor for prospective students to consider when evaluating educational programs. The following article is designed to help veterans understand why accreditation matters, and what types of accreditation to look for when comparing schools. What is “Accreditation?”...

Supporting Student Veterans: Leading Practices at Marywood University

We love to hear about amazing people doing great things for student Veterans. Recently, we had the privilege of speaking with Lauren Williams, Director of the Office of Military and Veteran Services at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Lauren gave us great information on what she is doing for her student Veterans and...

Why “veteran-friendly” isn’t…

Why “veteran-friendly” isn’t…. I hate this term!   I can just rant a bit about the phrase “veteran-friendly”?  This term is everywhere, advertising all types of programs and products, from businesses to colleges to beers (seriously).  Since supporting veterans is a very popular thing to do currently (which is awesome!) that...

VA Launches Online Complaint System for Student Veterans! A step toward transparency

Overview Until recently, military Servicemembers, Veterans, and dependents using federal education benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, did NOT have a formal online complaint system to report problems or poor experiences in dealing with higher education programs. On 30 January 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched the fist...

97% Persistence Rates for Veterans says Research

New Research from November 2013 is showing that Veterans enrolled at Colleges with support services in-place have a 97% persistence rate (year to year academic continuance). Which is fantastic! In comparison this ousts the 2013  nationwide average persistence/retention rate of all students, which was 65% ( act.org)  . So with support...