The necessity for legal expertise and knowledge when dealing with the VA is by now obvious to readers of ASKNOD. For veterans and others who are considering a law degree, the small Ave Maria School of Law (LINK) is somewhat unique. An accredited orthodox Roman Catholic school, it has a devout, conservative and diverse student body. Its unlikely conservative speakers will require physical protection from liberal protesters on their campus.
pdf online flyer (LINK)
As Attorney Ben Krause (MN) has explained on his blog, the VA will pay for law school under certain circumstances. That’s how he became a lawyer working for veterans.
Ave Maria (LINK) states that they work with the Post-9/11 GI bill, Yellow Ribbon program, Voc-Rehab, Montgomery GI Selected Reserve Bill, Reserve Education Assistant Program (REAP), the Survivor’s and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA). They offer family housing as well.
Other cool offerings for everyone to take or audit
“Freshman Year for Free”–Modern States (LINK) online classes to earn CLEP and AP credits from top colleges.
AP = Advanced Placement; CLEP = College Level Examination Program
Many moons ago I took a 6-credit CLEP exam which applied towards my degree. My husband took a history 3-credit CLEP exam and it was accepted by his college. Saves time and money for motivated learners.
I wanted to get these hearts-for-vets by Vermont school children posted last week for V-Day but I had problems scanning. There was a basket full of them at the Burlington VT VA-clinic that were too sweet to pass by. After solving the tech issues, these cheery artworks are for us all to enjoy and are on our fridge now. Thanks to the teachers and talented civic-minded kids.