Online school enters an agreement to help active-duty and veteran studentsAnthem College Online and the Arizona Veterans' Education Foundation recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

Officials said that the memorandum is a pledge from the school to help support the Arizona Veterans Supportive Campus Initiative, which urges schools to adopt the best practices to assist returning service members and their families to attend school.

The school's pilot program will include a resource center for active duty and veterans students as well as their families to develop a military presence within the college. The institution is currently exploring ways to incorporate military training as credit toward a degree.

Furthermore, the college will establish a branch of Student Veterans of America, which helps provide the support and advocacy that are needed for military personnel to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

“We want to do a better job with veterans and active-duty military personnel,” said Bill Hillard Anthem Education Group president at the signing. “We are fully committed to this effort.”

Reuters reports that enrollment in online classes increased by approximately 17 percent in 2009. Furthermore, Nearly 4.6 million students took at least one web-based class in 2008.

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