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March 7, 2019

MyCAA: What it is and How it Benefits Military Spouses

Military spouses have, historically, faced significant barriers when it comes to finding employment. The unpredictability of military life, family responsibilities and difficulty completing education have all been named as reasons that military spouses tend to have lower rates of employment overall than their civilian counterparts. That is all changing, thanks to an increase in programs designed to help military spouses access education and the training that they need to pursue fulfilling careers.  
 

January 17, 2019

CSU, NVFC Mark 10 Years of Scholarship Awards

Columbia Southern University (CSU) and the National Volunteer Fire Council began a partnership 10 years ago to provide educational benefits to fire and emergency service personnel. In addition to a discount to CSU for NVFC members and their families, each year two NVFC members are awarded a scholarship to attend CSU. Since 2009, this scholarship has helped many NVFC members launch their careers and further their position in the fire and emergency services. 

December 10, 2018

Learning Partnerships: What They Are and How They Benefit You

At CSU, we believe having a strong support system is imperative for our students, especially for adult learners. Having a friend or family member cheer you on goes a long way. Oftentimes, members of your support system also include coworkers, leaders and mentors. These types of connections are invaluable, which is why we want to make it possible to grow them even more. The CSU Learning Partner program is a simple way for companies, municipalities and other agencies to give their members and employees an educational benefit.

November 1, 2018

Toya Simon Weathers Storms, Shares Triumphant Experiences

Toya Simon knows a thing or two about weathering storms. A native of the Virgin Islands and one of nine children, Simon was determined to doggedly pursue an education and earn her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. Working her way through school was no easy task as she chose not to apply for student loans, but rather fund her courses one at a time.

July 17, 2018

Firefighter and Mother of Three LaShawndra Roberts Pursues Degree with CSU Fire Scholarship

LaShawndra Roberts, a firefighter and EMT at Clayton County (Georgia) Fire & Emergency Services, is the recipient of the 2018 CSU Fire Scholarship. For Roberts, the scholarship is a welcomed way to accomplish her goal of earning a bachelor's degree in fire administration.
 

May 24, 2018

Columbia Southern University Ranked Second on List of ‘Most Affordable Military-Friendly Online Schools’

Columbia Southern University recently was ranked No. 2 among the most affordable military-friendly online schools for 2018. The rankings, released by SR Education Group, list 25 college and universities that work to ensure their educational programs are available to military service members. Specifically, these institutions participate in the military Tuition Assistance program and have high military scores. According to SR Education, these scores were determined using a number of factors, including the strength of military culture, prevalence of support services to online students, flexibility and military-specific financial aid.

 

December 28, 2017

Why Now? 4 Reasons to Start The New Year With CSU

The New Year is a perfect opportunity to start something new. And when you decide that it’s the right time, we’ll be here to help. Here are four ways we work to help make your year better.
 

July 25, 2017

Financial Aid: How Does It Work?

In 2015 more than $185 billion in financial aid was available to U.S. college students, according to The College Board. The aid came in many different forms from a variety of different sources. And it was provided to more than 15 million students of all ages, races, income levels, and fields of study. So if you’re thinking about college, you owe it to yourself to apply for financial aid. It certainly can’t hurt, you most likely qualify for some type of assistance, and it’s not as complicated as it might seem.

July 25, 2017

5 Scholarships for CSU Students

Each year, CSU awards scholarships to its current and future students. With more than a dozen scholarships and Ways to Save available, there is sure to be one to fit your needs.