Our veterans and servicemembers have many educational opportunities and benefits available to them. However, only 44% of all veterans use at least one VA benefit that is available to them, and less than half of that use multiple.
TheBestSchools.org supports veterans making the most of their resources to attain academic success and have curated a host of guides containing the most up-to-date information on these educational materials. Current guides cover scholarships, career planning, societal reintegration, and more that foster the development of our military members – current, past, and future, and include
The GI Bill - https://thebestschools.org/resources/gi-bill-guide/
Military Academies - https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-academies/
Guide to Military Education - https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-education/
Transitioning From College to Military - https://thebestschools.org/resources/college-to-military/
College for Disabled Veterans - https://thebestschools.org/resources/disabled-veterans-online-college/
Guide to KSAs - https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-ksas/
Transitioning to College - https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-to-college-transition/
Transitioning to a Civilian Job - https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-to-civilian-job/
Transitioning to a Civilian Life - https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-to-civilian-life/
Transitioning to a Law Enforcement Role - https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-law-enforcement/
Calhoun Community College exemplifies the two-year college mission of commitment to excellence in teaching and service and is the region’s leader in education and workforce development. The largest of the two-year institutions comprising The Alabama Community College System, Calhoun is an open-admission, community-based, state-supported, coeducational, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality and accessible education to individuals in its four-county service area.
Counselor-License.com's mission is to help facilitate the process of finding appropriate graduate study programs in the counseling field, streamline the search for professional counselor licensure requirements in each state, and provide supporting information for newly licensed professional counselors. Schools, mental health centers, prisons, and many other institutions benefiting the public are strengthened by students who have earned a major in counseling. Their roles as counselors, community service managers, and social workers provide immeasurable support to their neighbors and communities, and efforts made to foster their academic health in turn foster the health of our communities. In light of this information, Counselor-License.com has developed open-use guides to all degree levels in counseling and licensure certification. Each guide is rich with information students need to know to succeed, covering core sections such as programs, specializations, job outlook, related organizations, and more.
Grantham University offers help to military students, from low tuition rates to grants for textbooks and software. In addition to providing help with understanding discounts and benefits like tuition assistance scholarships, Grantham also helps every step of the way. All of the details can be found on their Online College for Active Duty Military Members page.
Recognizing that a well-educated and well-trained workforce are key elements in economic and community development, the mission of IMPACT is to provide basic education, job skills training, and higher educational opportunities to all citizens of Jackson County, Alabama.
For students interested in a curriculum that offers insight into understanding veterans with PTSD, Maryville University offers a program for Understanding a Veteran with PTSD through theiDepartmentnt of Psychology. You can learn more about Maryville University's online program at Understanding a Veteran with PTSD.
Successful health planning is an important component of a strong community. One of the best ways to plan for public health is to support the education of its most direct providers. To that end, Nursing.org has built a series of open-use guides to nursing programs designed to support students in the field. Each guide covers core developmental topics including course options, career specializations, and job outlook. Access the guides at the following links:
RN to BSN Program Guide: https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/rn-to-bsn/
RN to MSN Program Fundamentals: https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/rn-to-msn/
DNP Program Overview: https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/dnp/
Online MSW Programs is a website created to help students find and research top online Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. Comprehensive guides are available for students who are considering, or who have already decided to pursue, an MSW online. For students with a specific interest in Military Social Work programs, an additional guide is available at https://www.onlinemswprograms.com/careers/types-of-social-work/guide-to-military-social-work.html.
SocialWork.org is dedicated to fostering the current and future generations of community caretakers, and as a part of their efforts to do so, they have created a free guide to Alabama’s social work degrees – an in-depth resource covering bachelor’s through doctoral degrees, salary expectations, social work organizations, and more that prospective social workers need to flourish in their profession. In addition, they've also prepared specific guides for each level of social work degree, applicable in any state.
Take a look at their guides here:
Guide to Social Work Degrees in Alabama - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/alabama/
Guide to a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/bachelors/
Guide to a Master's Degree in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/masters/
Guide to a Doctorate Degree in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/doctorate/
Social Work Degrees has recently updated the Social Work Education Guides to help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of these programs and their impact on careers and employment. You can view the guides at https://www.socialworkdegrees.org/ and https://www.onlinemswdegrees.org/. Key updates to both websites include a comprehensive look at the growth of online social work programs at not-for-profit universities, tips for pursuing a graduate MSW or DSW program while working, and a list of the top educational programs calculated with the return on investment (ROI) against a student's degree.
As a part of their commitment to aiding our veterans, SocialWorkLicensure.org has created guides to financial aid and military-friendly colleges for military members and veterans, detailing important information to help them succeed in their academic endeavors. The financial aid guide provides financial programs, scholarships, and additional servicemember resources. The guide to military colleges provides government benefits for servicemember students and a list of prominent characteristics of military-friendly colleges. In addition, they have built a guide to a military and veteran affairs social work license, providing degrees, licensing and certification, and salary and career outlook information, along with a general guide to social work licensure. Have a look at the guides here:
Guide to Financial Aid for Military and Veterans - https://socialworklicensure.org/financial-aid/military-veterans/
Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges - https://socialworklicensure.org/resources/miltary-friendly-colleges/
Guide to Military and Veterans Affairs Social Work Licensure - https://socialworklicensure.org/types-of-social-workers/military-social-work/
Guide to Becoming a Social Worker - https://socialworklicensure.org/articles/become-a-social-worker/
Wallace State Community College provides seamless educational opportunities from early high school entry to the graduate level. Through dual enrollment, the FastTrack Academy, Tech-Prep, and other programs, high school students seeking college credit in academic transfer programs, career technical education, public safety, healthcare, or automotive technology will find their needs met here.