Student Veterans

Military veterans are returning to school in large numbers, thanks in large part to the more than $10 billion a year they get in Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. Universities and colleges are anxious for that money, too. But how are those institutions supporting veterans? See all our Special Reports

Older cadets at Air Force Academy are a sign of the times in higher education

Running short of 18-year-olds, civilian colleges also need to recruit more older students

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

Federal figures show the success rate for veterans at some schools is infinitesimal

Despite family and work commitments, student veterans outpace classmates

Veterans using GI Bill benefits achieve success rates slightly higher than the average

Veterans continue to battle for their military training to count as college credit

Despite new efforts for change, the problem costs veterans time and taxpayers money

Spiraling graduate student debt raises alarms

An Army veteran, Anthony Manfre paid for his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees mostly with his GI Bill benefits, although he also took out $4,000 worth of student loans. “At the…

Students at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. (Photo: University of South Florida)

Veterans’ new battle: Getting credit for what they already know

TAMPA, Fla. — When Benny Lloyd enrolled in nursing school at the University of South Florida, the Navy veteran brought with him the experience of having been a search-and-rescue…

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brock Jones, 128th MPAD)

Ten ways to make college more friendly to veterans

As we reflect on the diversity of students enrolling in America’s colleges and universities, our attention must turn to our veterans, especially those who have recently served in Iraq and…

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New battles for student veterans require fresh strategies from colleges

In 2008, the 9­11 G.I. Bill was signed into law, giving college­bound veterans the most comprehensive education benefit ever. As a result, veterans are choosing a collegiate path in…

For returning veterans, back-to-school brings new battles – and not enough help

When veterans come home from war and try to put their lives back together, there’s often a giant missing link in their transition: Clear advice on getting back to school…

The new G.I. Bill: Big money, big challenges [podcast]

Roger Parker, Jr. (US Army-Ret) helps his grandson Tyrell Parker, 9, whom Parker is raising, work on his homework at their apartment on September 12, 2011 in Pasadena,…

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