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Excelsior College Veteran Webinar Series Post 9/11 Benefits



A college degree can help open new career pathways and ease the transition to civilian life for returning veterans. Unfortunately, while the educational benefits offered through the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill can help defray the costs of returning to school, the process can appear daunting for many due to the complex requirements.

In this informational webinar, the first in a series for veterans hosted by the Excelsior College Center for Military Education, financial aid/veterans affairs specialists from Excelsior College and Howard Community College as well as the New York education liaison from the Department of Veteran Affairs, will provide a rundown of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and answer frequently asked questions. In addition, two veterans on a path to degree completion will discuss their experiences, how they overcame challenges and discovered positives of the college application process.

The livestream will be accessible via the Acrobat Connect Professional conferencing system which is very easy to access and use. The day of the webinar you only have to click on the following link (or alternatively, copy/paste the URL into the Address field of your browser):

You will Enter as Guest and only need to type your name (first & last will do).

If you happen to get a message about downloading the Flash Player, please be sure to do so. We suggest you log in about 15 minutes before the conference begins; just to be sure you are able to enter the lobby to the conference on line.  


Excelsior College's veteran education credentials include:


  • Excelsior's course, "Success Strategies for Military and Veterans" earned the 2010-2011 Innovation Award from the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS). The course provides college and career orientation to veterans and military members and teaches transition strategies for those entering the civilian workforce after a military career.
  • Excelsior is a recipient of the Council of College and Military Educators’ (CCME) Institutional Award.
  • Excelsior's military academic advising team includes veterans who are uniquely attuned to the needs of military students, veterans, and their spouses.
  • Susan Dewan, executive director of Excelsior's Center for Military Education is the recipient of the 2011 William E. Kennedy Award from the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), which recognizes leadership in providing higher education programs to personnel at U.S. military installations.

Excelsior counts more than 10,000 active duty military and veterans among its student population of nearly 30,000. In addition to its distance education programs, Excelsior now provides face-to-face college instruction to military students at Fort Bliss, Texas, including students of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. In addition, the school has been repeatedly recognized as a military-friendly college by GI Jobs and Military Advanced Education