January 16, 2013 | | Leave a comment More and more, online schools are trying to find ways to better serve the men and women who sacrifice years of their lives to serve the United States of America. Recently, Grand Canyon University Online followed this trend by joining the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System (or SOCCOAST), which is a network of colleges and universities that have agreed to accept credit earned by Coast Guard servicemen and women at any of the other schools in the network, making it easier and more convenient for these students to complete the bachelorâ€™s degrees. For starters, Grand Canyon University, online and in their traditional courses, will accept credit from the networkâ€™s other schools in their Bachelor’s of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management degree program. More GCU degree programs are expected to follow. At the announcement of this new partnership, Bart Burkert, Executive Vice President of Grand Canyon University, said, “We are very excited about the partnership with SOCCOAST. Coast Guard members can transfer their credits and obtain a bachelor’s degree with a private, Christian university that is committed to high-quality instruction and student success. This partnership will allow us to change the lives of service members who do so much for us and our country.” Of course, this isnâ€™t Grand Canyon University Onlineâ€™s only action to reach out to military servicemen and women. Grand Canyon University is also a Yellow Ribbon school, which means they provide up to $1,000 per year per student in any undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree program, and that amount is matched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Also, naturally, Grand Canyon University online courses tend to be ideal for servicemen and women who are deployed abroad or must move frequently to still move forward with their education goals, mostly because they can access their classes from any computer with an internet connection. You can learn more about other programs offered by Grand Canyon University Online by visiting our Grand Canyon University page.