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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 Workshops645-3151For Educational Guidance and Follow-up with a TRS Instructor
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
Individualized Education Transition Plan
Basic College Essay
College Comparison Chart
Student Veteran Resource Guide
Post Workshop Online Survey
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