Are you a member of the military or a veteran wanting to move into academic life? Then this episode of Online Stripes is for you. Meet Max Butler, a member of the military and student at Mizzou, who shares his thoughts on continuing his education. Also, learn how Mizzou offers those in the military a whole host of financial aid opportunities to help you accomplish your goals.
Are you a member of the military or a veteran wanting to move into academic life? If so, Mizzou has you covered! You bravely served our country – and, in turn, Mizzou is honored to serve you.
Meet Max Butler. Max was in college before he signed up with the Missouri National Guard as a Satellite Communications Operator. He missed a couple of years of college while he was in training, but knew he wanted to continue his education — and so he chose Mizzou Online.
"I saw that Mizzou had an online business administration program, so that’s the one I decided to go with. So just had to have those transcripts set up and Mizzou took care of the rest."
Max began the program when he was in Iraq and says Mizzou was helpful in getting him established.
"Mizzou is very well equipped to handle online students, even students that are international. Without this online program, I’d have to put off college for another year and wait till I would come back home and start back up again. So this is actually…it’s keeping me from falling so far behind as compared to my peers."
Many in the military worry about financial issues when going back to school. But don’t stress. Mizzou is pleased to offer military members and veterans a whole host of financial aid opportunities. The Veterans Administration has several GI Bill benefits programs, with some including benefits for children and spouses. The Department of Defense provides tuition assistance to eligible service members of the National Guard and Reserves. The Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act Grant caps tuition for combat veterans at $50 per credit hour.
In the meantime, check out our Veterans Center online — our one-stop-shop to answer any questions you might have about applying to Mizzou. Go to veterans.missouri.edu — and begin your journey to the life you’ve always imagined.
"If you’re second-guessing it, just do it. The faculty will be there to help you. They know we have personal lives, we’re busy, we do have very busy lives, but they’re there to help you and get what you need to get done."
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