Going Back to School

Furthering your education is always a good thing. Not only does it make you more sought-after in the job market, but it’s also a way of tuning-up your brain (remember, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it)! Today approximately 660,000 veterans are undergraduate students with another 215,000 undergraduate students actively serving in the military. Three quarters of these students are male. 85% are “non-traditional” students (older). Almost half of them are married. The majority of these veterans are enrolled in 2-year programs (43.3%).
A number of support programs exist to help veterans who are returning to school. Student Veterans of America, Military & Veteran Student Services, Student Veterans Association and the Student Veterans Organization are a few of these support services. They are designed to provide resources, support and advocacy to ensure the success of veterans returning to school.
Disability Network/Lakeshore also provides support services for Student Veterans enrolled in the Independent Living Program. DNL staff can provide mentoring in study techniques or other supportive services and help veterans connect with the community resources necessary to ensure success.

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