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Military Friendly Online Colleges: Your Pathway from the Military to a Great Career

You served your country with distinction, and now it’s time to excel in the workplace. Even though you are highly-trained and tactical, making the jump to a job outside of the military can seem intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. There are two things to remember when thinking about your future. One is that you already have many of the qualities employers want on their teams. The second is that you need to combine those qualities with a solid educational background to improve your chances...
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Introducing Our Military Referral Program

There’s a level of trust between servicemembers and veterans that goes unmatched. After serving alongside each other, you’ve got each other’s back. So, when you need encouragement to take that next step – whether it’s a new direction in your life, or something simple like a recommendation for a trustworthy mechanic – suggestions from fellow servicemembers go far. We see this at Granite State College, where 1 in 7 students is military-affiliated. There’s power in student-to-student...
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Faculty Profile: Steve Couture

Steve Couture joined Granite State College three years ago after a fellow faculty member recommended that he explore an opportunity to teach at the undergraduate level. Steve works full-time, volunteers in his community, and has served our country. Balancing these roles gives Steve insight into the day-to-day lives of Granite State College students, which helps Steve find common ground with everyone in his classroom. What course do you teach? MGMT 500, Principles of Management. What do you do...
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Top 6 Commitments to Serving Military Students

“Military Friendly” is not just a catch phrase. We are committed to helping our military and veteran students be successful inside and outside of the classroom. 1. We Maximize Your Tuition Benefits All of our degree programs are approved for VA education benefit programs including the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. In addition, we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and among our military benefits, we now offers an Active Duty Tuition Discount, regardless of residency status. 2. We Honor Your Credit...
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Veteran Makes the Most of His NH National Guard Tuition Benefit

Derek Reiss (B.S. Communication Studies, 2019), will soon join hundreds of other veterans or active duty military personnel and become a graduate of Granite State College—and he did it tuition-free. The thrice-deployed Marine saw action in Iraq three times between 2003 and 2005, including the first battle of Fallujah in 2004. Since then, Derek has served in the National Guard and now works in Human Resources in the Guard’s Recruit Training Company in Center Strafford, New Hampshire. His...
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How We Help Online Military Students

We are Military Friendly™ and for us, this is much more than a catch phrase. It’s a recognition of our long-standing commitment to helping military and veteran students be successful inside and outside of the classroom. From completing an application and using your military benefits, to selecting a major and getting tutoring support, we have a team of people who are ready to help you be successful as you balance the demands of earning your degree while supporting our country. As online...
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Chief Allen Credits Granite State College for Career Success

Originally from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Michael Allen joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school. His service led him to New Hampshire. When Michael's active duty service ended, he retired from the military and transitioned to a career with the Rochester Police Department, where he's built an impressive career in law enforcement. A decade into his career with the Rochester PD, Michael crossed paths with a former police officer from a neighboring community, who happened to work...
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Helping servicemembers transition from military to college

Did you know that more than 13% of our student body is made up of servicemembers and veterans? This inspired us to reflect on the importance of serving this population of students! What makes Granite State such a great fit for servicemembers and veterans who transition from military to college? Overall, a “great fit” is found through a combination of understanding military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support, and online support services, according to the...
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Going back to college? What you should know about our faculty

We call our instructors faculty. Our students often refer to them as mentors. As a student, the faculty will understand your goals, challenge you in the classroom, celebrate your milestones, and support you if you encounter any challenges during your experience. But who are they, really? Our experienced faculty are also business leaders and practitioners in their fields.There are three qualities that make a great instructor: Textbook + Tactics. We want our faculty to know the material you're...
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Spotlight on Veterans education benefits: the Yellow Ribbon Program

For veterans transitioning from military to college, affordability is important. You want to make the most of your hard-earned (and well deserved!) veterans education benefits as a result of your service to our country. If your service has you stationed in another part of the country and you’re hoping to relocate upon your transition to civilian and college life, you could encounter a financial roadblock: in-state tuition vs. out-of-state tuition. If your legal address is based in a state...
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