Marine Programs


Military service offers a tremendous array of education benefits that can be used while you are on active duty or after you leave the marines. A good education is essential for your career both in uniform and out, so take advantage of the education benefits you’ve earned. A college degree from Southwestern College Professional Studies gives you more than a piece of paper. It’s an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

While in service, members have access to up to $4,500 a year in Tuition Assistance. Servicemembers can also use GI Bill benefits, however, it is seldom a good idea to do so while on active duty.

Military Community Academic Explorer is a free, open environment and is available for use by ALL military service members, family members and counselors.

was created to improve the student/counselor task of locating and selecting an institution of higher learning in a standardized and un-biased manner, and in the process, connect students to the ideal academic institution or institutions, that are military-friendly, for each customer’s unique and personal growth and success.

2012 NAIMES Student Spotlight Award
The NAIMES Student Spotlight Award is an opportunity for military learners to demonstrate their academic achievement to the military and civilian educational community through an exploration of how the academic experience has influenced their military career. Award winners will receive a $1,200 cash prize, plus travel expenses (up to $500) to accept the award.
Click here to see the specifics of the award. Applications must be posted online by August 31, 2012. Learners who are currently enrolled in a class at Professional Studies can utilize the Writing Lab in Blackboard for help with the essay for this award. Simply write your essay and then submit it to the Writing Lab for review.

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