The United States Navy is providing yet another way for senior enlisted members to fund their educational pursuits. On March 29, 2017, a Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) called for applications for the FY-17 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program. The AEV program provides financial assistance to chiefs, senior chiefs, and master chief petty officers who are seeking to pursue baccalaureate and master’s level educational programs the Navy deems relevant.
It's time allocation — not management — that is important, after all!
In our November post, we discussed three things military-related students could do to get a handle on their schoolwork.
· Step one – Make the commitment
· Step two – Use a calendar and make a schedule
· Step three – Find a place to focus on your schoolwork.
For more than ten years, I have been working to help military-related students achieve their goal of earning a college degree. Whether Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Veteran, they all have one thing in common: the challenge of balancing mission, family-life, and school requirements.
On more than one occasion, a military service member or veteran has asked me why they should go to college. My response has basically been the same over my 11 years of working with military-connected students and highlights these main points.
In our series thus far, we have presented six steps to transition from a military to a college environment. The final four steps should help guide you towards an institution that will best help you achieve your academic goals.
Keep in mind that as we’ve marched through this process, we’ve taken a chronological approach to the 10 steps, presenting them in an order that matches the general enrollment process of most institutions. The ordering does not represent the importance, and you may find yourself focusing more on one or another.