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Independence University to Help Military Personnel Succeed in Distance Education

03-10-2010 11:19 AM CET | Science & Education

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Salt Lake City, UT, Mar 08, 2010 – With an aim at helping military personnel succeed in their distance education efforts, Independence University offers them specialized support through a dedicated team of advisors. These experienced advisors will assist members of the military and their families access Military Tuition Assistance and other VA benefits available to them.

“Our military advisors have years of experience enrolling students into our program. They are well educated to assist any potential student obtain the most from their benefits…and this includes spouses (of military personnel),” said Mike Mangelson, Director of Admissions for Independence University.

Active duty military personnel and veterans are entitled to some educational benefit programs such as the GI Bill or the VA education benefits, which include up to 100% tuition fee coverage and $1000 a year for books and supplies among other things, and the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) program that includes 100 percent tuition fee expense paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

The military education advisors at Independence University guide military students and their spouses through the process of obtaining these benefits.

According to Mangelson, “As a whole the military admissions process is more detailed and requires us to understand all aspects of how to qualify a potential student for VA benefits.”

In addition to the benefits that active duty military personnel are entitled to, Independence University also offers them a Special Tuition Discount, free course texts, and free shipping and handling of their learning material.

The flexible distance learning courses offered by Independence University are ideally suited to meet the lifestyle of military personnel and their families who are always on the move. With IU, they have access to high quality education 24/7 – no matter where they are stationed.

In a bid to make education more accessible to military students, IU accepts DANTES/DSST courses and test scores as also American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for military training and experience. As a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), IU allows military personnel to transfer their credits to and from other colleges and universities.

For details on military & veteran education, call at 1-800-972-5149 or visit to request more information.

Independence University has always offered new ways to advance your career with their Online Education and Distance Learning Programs. Created on the belief that a higher education can lead to greater opportunities, higher pay, and a more successful life, Independence University provides a wide range of programs and degrees that will change the way you look at education. All courses are available online and you can follow your own study schedule, wherever and whenever you wish – 24/7.

Independence University
5295 S. Commerce Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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