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Best Value Schools Among National Universities According to U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report has ranked colleges and universities according to value to give prospective students a glimpse of which universities offer the highest quality at the lowest cost (taking into account need-based financial aid). The rankings are based on scores in two categories: percent of students receiving need-based grants, and average cost after receiving grants based on need.

The Top 25 best value schools among national universities are:

#1 Harvard

#2 Princeton

#3 Yale

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Best Online Bachelor's Programs According to U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report has ranked online Bachelor's Degree programs to give prospective students a glimpse of the value of online education at some of America's top university online programs. The rankings are based on scores in three categories: faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and student engagement.

The Top 25 online Bachelor's Programs according to U.S. News & World Report are:

#1 Pennsylvania State University--World Campus

#2 Daytona State College

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How To Apply Summer Army Training to College Credit

The American Council on Education (ACE) reviews military training and experiences along with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in order to recommend how Army soldiers (and members of other branches of the Armed Foces) might apply their training and experience to receive college credit. The ACE's Military Guide offers information about credit recommendations and military transcripts.

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Army Tuition Assistance Outlook for 2015

After last year's sequestration in which Army Tuition Assistance was briefly halted due to automatic spending cuts, those who rely on TA for financial resources to pay for college are likely on the alert for any changes in 2015 and 2016. We can tell you there have been some changes for 2015, most notably to the Army Tuition Assistance Rates and to eligibility criteria. The full info is below. Check back later this year for info about any TA changes for 2016.

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What Vets Should Know About Returning to College This Fall

Transitioning away from the harsh and often traumatic experiences of active military duty during wartime to civilian and academic life can be challenging. While counselors advise veterans to take the time they need to transition, many vets will return to college this fall under assistance from the G.I. Bill. Fortunately, there are some steps that vets can take to help themselves as they make their way into university life:

  • Build relationships with students and college faculty.
  • Work on re-strengthening bonds with family members.
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Army Cyber Campus Coming to Alabama

A fully operational, multi-organizational cyber campus is a unique asset for government agencies against the emerging cyber threats.

In January 2015, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, acquired two Redstone Arsenal buildings, which are being dedicated to the cyber security mission.

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Soldier Education Consolidated Under New 'ArmyU'

The Army is consolidating Soldier education under "one roof" as part of the "Army University" concept, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

The Army University, officially abbreviated "ArmyU" for short, is administered by the Combined Arms Center, or CAC, on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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College Countdown: What to Do Over the Summer

If you're a rising junior or senior in high school with college on the horizon, summer is no time to leave your university prep at the beach. Now is prime time to make sure your activities are in line with your goals, and will go a long way in helping to make sure your applications are in great shape when the time comes to send them to your top-choice schools.

So, what to do? Our friends over at have come up with some summer college prep tips to keep you busy.

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U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans 2015 Edition

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2015 Best Colleges rankings. These are the top ten national universities that the publication has found to be the Best Colleges for Veterans. For more information about the schools, U.S. News and World Report's survey and methodology, and the complete list of best national universities for veterans, best liberal arts colleges for veterans, best regional universities for veterans, and best regional colleges for veterans, visit:

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Preparing Soldiers Through Joint Professional Military Education

The Army vice chief of staff spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges on March 31.

Speaking to students and faculty at the Air University's Air War College and Air Command and Staff College, Army Vice Chief of Staff General Daniel B. Allyn shared with audiences his experience of taking part in a joint land, air, sea exercise (JLASE) at the Naval War College.

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