Ohio veterans using technology to make college more accessible  

Western Governors University Ohio

A growing number of Ohio active-duty military and veterans are choosing to prepare for new, in-demand careers through Ohio’s newest university, Western Governors University Ohio (WGU Ohio).  Recognized as one of the nation’s top military-friendly colleges and universities by Military Advanced Education, Western Governors University specializes in competency-based education, allowing students to earn credit toward a college degree by demonstrating their mastery of a subject, rather than how many hours they sit in the classroom

Hundreds of active-duty military members and veterans are currently enrolled in WGU Ohio and able to further their education thanks to WGU’s military tuition assistance and scholarships.

In recognition of the commitment and sacrifice of America’s military personnel and their families, the university is also offering the Salute to the Armed Forces Scholarship,  worth up to $3,000 toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in IT, business, K–12 education, or healthcare. Applications are now being accepted through December 31, 2019.

All WGU Ohio degree programs are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the full range of education benefits offered under the GI Bill. Education benefit options are available for veterans and active duty servicepersons, dependents and those with serve in the National Guard and Reserves.

Scholarships will be awarded at the rate of $750 per six-month term, for up to two years, and are open to U.S. military veterans, active-duty servicemembers, reservists, and military family members newly enrolling in a WGU degree program. For most programs, that means a reduction in tuition cost of approximately 20 percent. This is a competitive program, and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, plus other considerations.

Nonprofit, competency-based WGU Ohio is consistently ranked among the nation’s most military-friendly colleges and universities, offering online degree programs that provide the flexibility, portability, and job relevance our nation’s military personnel, veterans, and their families need. In addition, WGU’s affordability and financial aid opportunities—including military tuition assistance and GI Bill benefits—put a high-quality WGU education well within reach.

At WGU Ohio, students can take advantage of their existing knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know, so they can focus on what they still need to learn. WGU Ohio  faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While the university’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.

To learn more or to apply, visit www.wgu.edu/salute.

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