ACE survey shows more college programs for military and veteran students
- An American Education Council survey meant to gauge how institutions have adapted to changes in the GI Bill finds that more institutions are offering programs and services for military and veteran students, but many of those schools face budget constraints that could halt their progress.
- The survey includes responses from 690 institutions, with 71 percent reporting that providing programs and services for veterans was part of their long-term strategy, though only 62 percent currently offer them.
- Despite budget and infrastructure concerns, the report calls for offices or departments specifically dedicated to serving military students and veterans, saying these offices "can more efficiently centralize both administrative expertise and benefit processing."
From the article:
Four years after the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which provides financial aid and housing to active-duty service members and veterans attending college, more institutions are providing services and programs designed specifically for those students -- and even more aspire to do so in the long term, a new study shows. ...
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