Veteran’s Guide to Online College Success
Helping Veterans Reach Their Academic Goals with Resources, Tips & Expert Advice
Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service. Yet today’s student veterans are dropping out at alarming rates – a 2012 study found that 88 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans left school after their freshman year. This guide is for student veterans looking for extra support and resources to gain a college degree.
As of 2013, there were approximately one million student veterans using their GI Bill benefits for education, with this number expected to grow by 20 percent in the coming years.
62 percent of student veterans are the first in their families to attend college.
Of the 89 percent of student veterans who applied for financial aid, 85 percent received funding – the average amount being $9,900.