Military

FORTIS Online proudly supports members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses. Through our online degree programs, you can study subjects relevant to your career both while you serve your country and in civilian life. FORTIS Online offers several benefits to service members while pursuing their advanced education programs. Convenience and flexibility are two reasons that military folks choose FORTIS College Online. Whether active duty, retired, National Guard or a military spouse, you will find FORTIS has associate degree programs to fit your lifestyle and career goals.

Military Leads the Way to Trained Surgical Technologists

Few outside the surgical technology profession know that surgical technology originated in the military. The advent of World War II and the number of servicemen requiring treatment in field hospitals brought to light the need for specially trained perso...
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Families are Benefiting from Post-9/11 GI Bill

A great benefit to service members, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals with discharged with a service-connected di...
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Military Tuition Assistance Rescued!

The Military Tuition Assistance program initially had been a sequestration budget cut casualty, but that situation has been reversed.  The program, which offers active duty service members of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard 100% Tuition As...
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The VRAP Path to Higher Education

VRAP, or the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, can be used toward an Associates Degree, non-college degree or certificate, within certain parameters. To qualify, you must be an unemployed veteran between the ages of 35 and 60…not be part of...
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Military Experience Equals College Credits

It’s often difficult for recently retired military veterans, who have spent their whole career in service to their country, when they need to seek a new career path. Service men and women are extensively trained in a “MOS” (Military O...
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Prepare for Military Downsizing

Both enlisted personnel and officers hoping to make a career in the military may have to face an unwelcome truth – the downsizing of our military forces.  History has shown us time and time again that the military operates on a cycle. Forces ...
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The Military Education Dilemma: What Happens If I’m Called to Duty?

Everyone wants to get a good education and to be able to have a great career. Those who are serving in the military right now are no different. They lead busy lives, and that means most of the traditional college programs are not going to work well for ...
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Never Abandon Your Goals

Too many people in the military believe that they are not going to be able to continue with their education if they are moving with their spouse every couple of years. With the online technology and programs available today, you can see that this is not...
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How to Keep Learning Abroad

With many educators today, you are going to be able to complete your studies online, and you will be able to do it from anywhere. If you are working toward your degree from your home port of San Diego one week, you can still log on and access your accou...
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Are There Special Education Benefits Available for Military Spouses?

At most educational institutions, military spouses will have access to many or all of the same great classes and tools that active duty and retired military have. In addition,  many schools participate in Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts...
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