Serving in the military, you’ve shown courage while tackling each of the unique challenges and obstacles thrown your way. But once you leave the service, you face a new set of challenges as you plan for the next chapter of your life. Many former service members enroll in college to prepare for a new career. The college environment is likely very different from what you faced in the military, but these tips for veterans going to college will help ensure a smooth transition from military to college life.
Explore Your Options
Thanks to the G.I. Bill created in the wake of 9/11, more military veterans than ever are eligible for extensive benefits, including college tuition assistance. First, you’ll need to determine which benefits you qualify for, and then you can choose a school that matches those benefits and appeals to your needs and interests. At the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, for example, eligible students may access benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs.