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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, up to 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women will experience a traumatic event at least once in their lives. These numbers become even more staggering for veterans, particularly those who have been to war. The adjustment back to civilian life comes with many challenges, especially when the veteran suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
A nontraditional student is defined as having one or more of the following characteristics:
Ed4Online CEO, Dr. Rusty Barrier recently stated, “We’re honored to have been chosen to participate in this ground-breaking initiative to assist in helping students further their academic dreams and being part of the solution to reducing the cost of a college degree.”
With all of the back to school talk does it make you think maybe it is time for you to go back too? There are so many benefits of going back to school at any age. Here are just a few:
You Learn Something New Everyday
School offers an opportunity to think about things differently. You will learn from others, professors and classmates. They will allow you to explore different ideas and understand people better.
Education isn’t cheap and it’s this simple fact that holds so many people back from obtaining an education that could prepare them for a future career. Military members and their spouses are subject to even more obstacles such as frequent moves and limited time to attend classes. The Department of Defense saw that they could remove the financial obstacles that was holding back service members and their spouses and developed financial assistance programs to make education available to those that wanted it.
Transitioning from the military is a difficult time in your life, regardless if it is voluntary or expected. Serving in the military is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. You can have an entire conversation using acronyms and you’ve been to locations that many people would never even dream of going. It’s a unique experience to be sure so it’s no wonder trying to translate your experiences into a civilian career can prove to be a challenge.
Online education is perfect for military members who are too busy, too far away or transfer too often to attend traditional campuses.
Look around at all the people that surround us in everyday life. Many of the people that are in our lives or have an effect on our lives are veterans. Veterans are very special people. They are a select group of individuals who looked deep within themselves and found what the true meaning of freedom meant. Without these people, we could not say “The Pledge of Allegiance.”
If you are a military spouse in school or considering going back to school and are not in the traditional 18-23 age range, you are a non-traditional student… And that's okay!
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