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Entries Tagged ‘Veteran students’

Some of the Challenges Facing Student Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. Military veteran benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and now the Forever GI Bill, have enabled education for veterans by paying for expenses such as tuition, textbooks, and housing. With those obstacles out of the way, there are still some challenges for veterans that are transitioning from […]

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Will VA Scrap Ethics Law That Safeguards Veteran Students?

Debbie Gregory. Statute 38 U.S.C. 3683 is an ethics law that prohibits Department of Veterans Affairs employees from receiving money or owning a stake in for-profit colleges. But the VA is now pushing back, claiming that the 50-year-old statute is redundant due to the other conflict-of-interest laws that apply to all federal employees and provide […]

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State and Community Colleges Successful for Student Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. Student veterans face challenges that their civilian counterparts don’t; they are usually older than civilian students and in many cases, they are juggling college with families, jobs and service-related disabilities. Student veterans believe that their discipline, maturity and drive aid them if facing their many challenges. But on the flip side, many […]

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Veteran Education Disrupted by ITT Closure

By Debbie Gregory. Valuable veteran education benefits could be affected for as many as 7,000 veteran students using their GI Bill benefits at ITT Technical Institute. The company has shut its doors at all 137 locations over 38 states. ITT places blame for the closure on the U.S. Department of Education, which has stepped up […]

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VITAL Puts Psychologists on Campuses for Student Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs has deployed a contingent of mental health helpers to dozens of college campuses across the country to assist student veterans. The program, Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership, (VITAL) is designed to make it easier for student veterans to get help transitioning from the military to the classroom. […]

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