We salute you!

October is Veterans’ Voices Month in Minnesota – an entire month dedicated to honoring Veterans. During this month of celebration, we do take time to remember those who serve.

Veterans, service members and their families are very important to Minnesota Online and we want to serve you all in military-friendly fashion. To do that, we have made available tools, resources and connections chosen especially for you to help with planning and accomplishing your goals:Female soldier in front of US flag

  • Military education benefits: MyMilitaryEducation.org, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Higher Education Veterans Program, is an important resource providing information on military education benefits and connecting you with people who can assist you in exploring and applying for your benefits.
  • Online learning opportunities: If you need to fit learning around military, civilian, family or community commitments, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has a mobile learning program that will keep pace.
  • SMART goals resources: The best thing to do to ensure a successful mission in life is to begin with a solid plan. MyMilitary GPS LifePlan has SMART goal resources to help you increase your chance for success.

And don’t miss out on other resources, such as the military to college checklist, MyMilitary online career workshop, counseling services and other Veteran resources.

If you are looking to start a new career or advance your education, there is still time to consider Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for spring 2015! Connect with an online advisor today to learn more about military-friendly programming.

Contributed by: Nicole Seifert | Sr. Online Advisor

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October is College Knowledge Month

October is “College Knowledge Month,” a statewide effort to provide every graduating high school senior, especially underrepresented students, with the opportunity to apply to college.

“Our colleges and universities are committed to making sure every Minnesotan has access to an extraordinary education,” said Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor. “College Knowledge Month is a wonderful opportunity for us to encourage more high school seniors to apply for college. It gives our colleges and universities an opportunity to show students who might otherwise think college is beyond their reach that resources are available to help them pay for higher education and complete their degree.” (9/26 Press Release by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities).

Are You Ready Concept

Are you ready? Many Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are waiving their application fees for the week of October 27-31. Learn more about colleges and universities waiving application fees, find free resources for high schools to use and more on College Knowledge Month at our support page.

Contributed by: Nicole Seifert | Sr. Online Advisor

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