Three Common Problems Veterans Face in Higher Education Institutions

By Jeffrey Cropsey, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Just as the transition from military to civilian life brings with it many challenges for veterans, so, too, does the transition to college life.

Colleges and universities who serve, or want to serve, military and veteran students need to ensure they have the proper programs and policies in place to support them. The more challenges this unique population faces, the more likely they are to “stop gap” (take a break). This is dangerous for the student and the institution because many who stop gap will never resume their college education.

Let’s take a look at the three common challenges veterans face as they enter the college environment and how institutions can do their part to ease the transition. Read Entire Story