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Back to College

Need to get organized to even consider going back to school?  This site will help you do just that.  It covers admissions to graduation and everything in between.

External Website: WD Communications LLC

Back to School Checklist: When to Do What When Preparing to Go to School

If you've never been to college, or started but never finished, this checklist is for you.  This Federal Student Aid site will help organize your interest and effort in attending college. 

External Website: Department of Education

Blinded Veterans Initiative: The Hadley School for the Blind

On Veterans Day 2011, The Hadley School for the Blind officially unveiled a new Blinded Veterans Initiative.

This initiative strives to educate and inspire blind or visually impaired veterans to pursue their personal and professional goals in addition to supporting their families. Through Hadley's Adult Continuing Education Program and the Family Education Program, visually-impaired veterans and their family members, respectively, can enroll in the school's distance education courses tuition-free.


Adult Continuing Education ProgramThe Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship

Family Education Program

External Website: The Hadley School for the Blind

G.I. Bill Resident Rate Requirements (Effective July 1, 2015)

If a school charges qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms beginning after July 1, 2015, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act"), Section 702, requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty at public Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs).

External Website: VA

Mentorship Opportunities

Taking advantage of mentorship opportunities may help build communication and relationship skills, enhance confidence, successfully tackle professional challenges, and improve job searches and resume writing.  These are some of the mentorship initiatives available to women with military service, spouses, and female military officer candidates.  

Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus

Mentoring Women's Network

Women's Mentorship Network


Honor Courage Commitment, Inc.

Peterson's DoD MWR Libraries

The Peterson's one-stop resource helps military servicemembers plan, prepare and achieve their education and career goals.  There is a login requirement.  The site includes online practice tests, printable practice tests, portable practice tests (you can take practice tests on your computer without an internet connection!), e-books, full length online courses and diagnostic tests.  It also includes school searches, including SOC (Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges), Undergraduate, Graduate, Vo-Tech, Distance Learning, and Nursing.

External Website: Peterson's

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The site description of IVMF:  The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. Through our focus on veteran-facing programming, research and policy, employment and employer support, and community engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.

External Website: Syracuse University

Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America is a nonprofit student veteran organization with a goal of supporting veteran success in post-secondary programs and contribute to civilian society in meaningful ways.  They advocate and offer various leadership programs and scholarships in addition to partnering with others sharing common interests.

National Headquarters

Student Veterans Of America
1012 14th Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington D.C. 20005
Telephone:  202-223-4710

Local Chapters

Chapter Locator Directory

External Website: Student Veterans of America