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Veterans in Higher Education

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Karen Spratt

on 26 April 2013

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The G.I. Bill Veterans in Higher Education Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 Continuing to meet the needs of veterans: G.I. Bill Benefits: Explore how the G.I. Bill influenced the attitudes of educators and students

Explore the benefits and challenges veterans brought to higher education

Explore how colleges and universities are meeting the needs of retaining, retraining, and re-introducing soldiers into a society of work, not war. Purpose Going to college went from being strictly for the "well-to-do" to being accessible to all students

The attitude of going to college moved from a rite of passage into adulthood--a time of fun and social carousing --to a population of veteran students having adult/war experiences, work ethic, and were professionally and academically goal driven

How the G. I. Bill Influenced the attitudes of educators and students: Life experiences

Work ethic and dedication
At Sanford University, veterans were labeled D.A.R.'s meaning "Damn Average Raisers"

Respect and honor

Raised student expectation

Responsibilities of being a "Family-Man"

Need for increased support staff Benefits and Challenges Veteran Students brought to higher education: The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
The Montgomery G.I. Bill
The Reserve Educational Assistance
Survivors and Dependents Assistance
Veterans Educational Assistance Program
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
National Call to Service Program
Low cost mortgages
Low-interest loans to start a business or farm
Cash payments of tuition and living expenses to attend college, high school, or vocational education
One year unemployment compensation For veterans who:
served active duty for at least 90 days
had not been dishonorably discharged http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Bill Do any of you know anyone who took advantage of the G.I. Bill to further their education? The ongoing Military draft from 1940 to 1973 resulted in as many as one-third of the U.S. population being eligible for benefits. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Bill Introduced "non-traditional" students into the collegiate population Prior to the G.I. Bill being married was grounds for dismissal at some institutions.

However, with the influx of the "NEW" academically successful veteran students, the policy and attitudes towards what a student should be changed. http://zpeltz.blogspot.com/2013/01/more-veterans-going-to-college.html http://www.gibill.va.gov/ http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/blog/gi_bill_failing_many_students.php
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