#EducateVeterans on Student Financial Aid

Since the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009, the United States has spent more than $53 billion to educate over 1.4 million military-connected students. However, a large share of veterans and other military-connected students do not receive VA/DoD education benefits or other financial aid to help pay for college. What can be done to ensure they get the support they need and are entitled to?

SDSU and Rio Salado College Empowering Student Veterans to Succeed, On and Off Campus

In commemoration of Veterans Day, we wanted to share with you two ACE member institutions that have initiated innovative programs and services for student veterans: San Diego State University and Rio Salado College in Arizona.

VIDEO: Exploring Military Credit Mobility and Postsecondary Attainment

This video accompanies the newly released Quick Hit brief, “Credit Mobility and Postsecondary Attainment: A Multi-State Approach to Military Credit.”

Florida International University Cultivates Veterans and Vegetables

When veterans return home from active duty, many face a difficult question: what’s next? Florida International University (FIU) is hoping to answer that question with its new Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach program.

Student Spotlight: From Missiles to UMUC

Welcome to the first installment of our new Student Spotlight series, featuring the stories of students who have used ACE credit recommendations for military and corporate training.

Promising Practices for Collaboratively Serving Military Student Populations

Tanya Ang, ACE’s director of veterans’ programs, on the Monday session, “Promising Practices for Collaboratively Serving Military Student Populations.”

Warrior-Scholar Project Helping Veterans Earn Their Degrees

For veterans transitioning from the military to college, the return to academic life can be challenging.

TAMUS and GMU Focus on Veterans’ Success

In commemoration of Veterans Day, we wanted to share with you two ACE member institutions that have initiated innovative programs and services to help student veterans succeed: The Texas A&M University System and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

From Access to Graduation: Supporting Post-9/11 Undergraduate Student Veterans

Given the huge investment in veterans’ postsecondary education represented by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, one could argue that veterans who use this generous benefit are in a good position to enroll in college and ultimately earn a postsecondary certificate or degree. And some do. But for veterans who didn’t finish college, what were the barriers to their success?

Stanford University Offers Promising New Program for Veterans

There’s a lot of excellent work being done on college and university campuses to assist student veterans, and we wanted to share an example of one such project: Stanford University’s 2 to 4: A Veteran’s Accelerator. It’s designed for veterans attending community colleges who are exploring a four-year degree.

University of Toledo Providing Resources to Ensure Student Veterans’ Academic Success

In honor of Veterans’ Day Monday, we are highlighting one of the institutions doing exemplary work to assist veterans making the transition from the military to higher education. At the University of Toledo’s (OH) Military Service Center, staff members work with student veterans to develop an individualized course of action designed to meet their needs and encourage academic success.