*Warning: Lengthy story ahead* Hi Folks, I'm new to this forum but have gained quite a bit of good information from you all. Furthermore, I'm also a member of degreeforum.net, where some of you may have seen my similar forum topic. This forum seems to have more members who are "school focused" as opposed to "CLEP focused," so I decided to post my question here: Situation: I'm a mid-career Army NCO in an Intelligence specialty working in DC. After this term, I will be leaving the Army to head home and run for elected office. I'm currently finishing up my Bachelor's, after which time I will use Tuition Assistance and the GI bill to obtain a Master's in Public Policy (probably Liberty U, since the tuition is within military TA parameters - plus my district is very conservative and the name would actually help me there). I have completed almost all requirements for a BA in Political Science from TESC (need to take about four CLEPs and I'd be done), as well as a BA in Political Science & Government from Ashford University (need to take a few CLEPs and four courses, then I'd be done). However, last year I decided to transfer from Ashford to somewhere else based on all the negative press and government inquiries into the FP industry. Personally I do not care, and Ashford is very challenging and legit - but in politics you have to pay attention to public perception, regardless of if it's fair or not. Well, I transferred to Colorado State University this year, and am about halfway done with the first two courses. I enjoy it, but my major here is Public Management, and it will eat up eight entire months of the GI bill to finish (they only let you take three courses per term - which is understandable but nevertheless...). I'm thinking about simply finishing with TESC (no more GI bill money), gaining the MAPP from Liberty (4-6 months GI bill + 6 months TA), then leaving the military. If I don't get elected, I will still have two years of the GI bill to use for a JD (I'd like to go to a two-year law program). My question is this: If you were in my shoes, does it seem more logical to: a) finish my Ashford diploma, public perception be damned, b) finish the CSU-Global diploma for name recognition, regardless of the second-choice major (the information truly is great, but I'll be relearning the same things on a grad level) or c) throw caution to the wind and finish with TESC? Forgive this lengthy post but I really need feedback before this decision. Thanks!