PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Personal and Professional Development

ProgramInformation

The Transitioning to College brief, provided during the Transition Readiness Seminar(TRS), provides guidance to service members and their families on the process and preparations of pursuing a college degree prior to separation from the military.  The brief encompasses how to research institutions and educational programs, various options to fund your education, understanding entitled VA educational benefits (MBIG/Post 9-11), the admissions process, the Leadership Scholar Program and additional resources. 

The pathway to a degree can seem overwhelming; therefore, we encourage participants to set up a one-on-one counseling session with our Personal and Professional Development Advisors, after the overview.  Our advisors can provide information specific to the Service Member’s personal education plan, additional details regarding the programs covered during the overview, and answer any related questions.

Service members must contact their Unit Transition Counselor (UTC) to enroll in the mandatory TRS one year prior to separation from service.  For more information and to set up and an appointment with a Personal and Professional Development Advisor, call 645-5778 for Foster and Futenma. For Kinser please call 637-1821. For Hansen, Schwab and Courtney please call 623-4376.

 

Registration for TRS and Employment Assistance Workshops
645-3151

For Educational Guidance and Follow-up with a TRS Instructor

645-5778

Occupational field assessment: www.mynextmove.org/ 

General College Web Sites:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ 

Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC): www.soc.aascu.org 

Joint Service Transcript: https://jst.doded.mil/  or  https://www.navycollege.navy.mil 

Testing study info: CLEP / DSST / ASVAB / ACT/ SAT:  www.nelnetsolutions.com/dod 

Online Academic Skills Course (OASC): www.nelnetsolutions.com/dantes 

Veterans Affairs (VA) GI Bill benefits information: www.gibill.va.gov   

Yellow Ribbon Program: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/yellow_ribbon.asp

Financial Aid site with links to other sites: www.educationquest.org 

Federal grants and loans (Free Application for FederalStudent Assistance): www.fafsa.ed.gov 

FAFSA 2017-2018 Guide

Dept of Education (The Student Guide): http://studentaid.ed.gov/guide 

Scholarship databases:  www.fastweb.com,  www.scholarship.com 

Career One Stop:  www.careeronestop.org 

Entrepreneurship Information: www.sba.gov 

GI Bill: Facts to Consider when Choosing a School: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/factsheets/Choosing_a_School.pdf

GI Bill Comparison Tool: https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness: http://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

CLEP/DSST Registration Website:  www.asia.umuc.edu/ntc 

DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-TraditionalEducation Support), Policy & procedures, DANTES catalogs, SOCinformation, Troops to Teachers, etc: http://www.dantes.doded.mil/index.html

MCCOOL (Marine Corps Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) Voucher: https://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc/index.htm 

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program: https://smart.asee.org/  

Hiring our Heroes: www.hiringourheroes.org/hiringourheroes/events  

VA Work Study Video: http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/VA-Work-Study-Program-Helps-Veterans-Earn-While-They-Learn.aspx 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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