Military Resource Center
As a member of the military community, you have needs that go beyond continuing your education. That's why Ashford University wants you to be aware of all benefits and resources available to you. Below are links to a variety of resources available to the military community, so you can take full advantage of what is available to you.
You will find supportive faculty and staff members here to help you overcome obstacles as you work toward your degree. If your instructors, Student Advisors, or other faculty and staff members are unable to satisfactorily assist you with any specific issue, or if you have questions or comments, please contact email@example.com.
ACCESS AND UNDERSTAND YOUR MILITARY EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
Paying for your Ashford Education
You'll find that Ashford University is an affordable education option and is approved for Military Tuition Assistance and GI Bill® benefits. Whether you use Military Tuition Assistance, veterans benefits, tuition reimbursement, cash, third party billing or financial aid, you'll have help every step of the way.
Get more information regarding benefits and paying for college as a military student.
Military Education Benefits
The GI Bill® website is the home for all education benefits provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This website includes access to resources for learning more about the GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and other programs.
Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) provides up-to-date news about tuition assistance programs, information workshops, and testing. DANTES offers many programs and services that support all of the DoD components, as well as the Coast Guard, including credentialing programs that document levels of competency and achievement in a particular area.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
KNOW YOUR RESOURCES: Additional Military Benefits
Military Community Resources
Military OneSource provides all members of the military community free services offered by the Department of Defense. Military OneSource can offer assistance, information, and counseling on a local and national level for everything from relocation to parenting and employment.
National Resource Directory connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers with a variety of resources which provide support.
GET INVOLVED: Ashford University Online Military Communities
Student Veterans Organization (SVO) LinkedIn group serves as a source of knowledge, support, representation, and camaraderie to any and all students of prior and current military service seeking education at Ashford University. The staff advisor is Ashley Wayman, a full-time Student Veteran Access and Wellness Counselor.
The Ashford University Military Facebook page is a supplement to the official Ashford University Facebook page. It is intended to provide a dedicated space for our military students and is aimed at increasing their connection to the University and to one another.
The mission of the CHAMPS Peer Mentoring Program is to promote success by providing support and guidance and being positive role models for new students. The CHAMPS Program matches high achieving, upper-division students (Mentors) with new students (Mentees) to Ashford University. Although the program is designed for Ashford University’s new students, CHAMPS welcomes any student in need of support as a CHAMPS Mentee.
SALUTE is a National Veterans Honor Society, and stands for Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence. SALUTE is the first honor society created for student veterans and military at two- and four-year higher education institutions nationwide.
ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND DISABILITY SUPPORT: Office of Student Access and Wellness
The Office of Student Access and Wellness provides services for all Ashford students, including guidance, support, and advocacy for those seeking assistance through academic accommodations based on documented disabilities.
In addition to providing disability support and advocacy to students, the Office of Student Access and Wellness provides military-focused support to disabled active-duty, veteran, and transitioning service members and their families. With an understanding of the unique needs that military students face, the Office of Student Access and Wellness provides disability support for diagnoses, including Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Anxiety, chronic illness and a variety of other medical conditions. The online environment poses distinct challenges for students managing disability-related impacts. Counselors work with students on an individual basis to ensure adequate resources and support are provided both in the classroom as well as the community.
Beyond Ashford: Military Wellness Resources
AfterDeployment.org* and VA Mental Health Services* provides a variety of wellness resources covering a range of topics, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anger management, depression, smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, and many more.
Veterans Crisis Line* connects veterans, their friends, and their families with qualified responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat.
Military Health System provides relevant information about health and wellness for service members and their families including online tools to manage services through Tricare and the VA medical services.
MyHealthEVet is the Department of Veterans Affairs' award-winning e-health website that offers veterans, active duty service members, dependents and caregivers access to VA health care information and services.
Family Advocacy Programs (FAPs) provide education and awareness programs for all members of the military on the subjects of domestic violence and child abuse. FAPs also provide support through victim advocates who work with victims confidentially to help them get the care they need while deciding what to do next. To find the closest FAP near you, please use the DoD Military Installations Service Locator. You can also visit the Family Advocacy Program for a complete list of prevention programs and victim advocate services.
*Interaction with these websites is anonymous and will not be reported to any command or government VA office.
EXPLORE CAREERS, PREPARE FOR A JOB: Career Services
If you're active military or transitioning out of duty and looking to begin your career in the civilian workforce, you can visit Ashford's Career Services for more information about services available to you and about upcoming events designed to help you reach your career goals. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashford University’s Career Services team is available to support active degree-seeking students and alumni through a seven step career planning process. The My Career: Career and Professional Development Center, accessible through the Student Portal, offers many self-directed resources providing support with resume building, interviewing, job searching, career planning, networking events, and more. My Career even provides resources specific to military students! In addition to making use of My Career, Career Services Specialists are available to provide one-on-one support via email or phone. Our goal is to give our students and alumni the tools and resources to manage their career for a lifetime.
Additional Career and Employment Resources Outside of Ashford
(MyCAA) The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification, or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.
Sign up for MySECO (Spouse Education and Career Opportunities) which focuses on education and career preparation for military spouses.