Changes are needed to the Isakson-Roe Act of 2020 so service members and their families can get the most our of their education benefits. Can Congress get this done?
December 1, 2021
The flexibility that colleges and universities introduced during the pandemic provided an unexpected benefit for student veterans that shouldn’t be thrown out if and when the world can go back to normal, write Warrior-Scholar Project CEO Ryan Pavel and Amy Bernard of the Bush Institute.
September 27, 2021
In 2007, ACE created the Severely Injured Military Veterans: Fulfilling Their Dreams program in response to a request from James Wright, then president of Dartmouth, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for academic advising for over 700 severely injured service members.
November 7, 2018
ACE has played a key role in responding to the educational needs of military members and veterans, perhaps most significantly by working closely with the federal government on two GI Bills—the original implemented after World War II, and an updated version in the aftermath of 9/11.
May 9, 2018
Currently, fewer than two out of every 1,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Ivy League colleges have served in the U.S. military. Cornell Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff on how—and why—the university is attempting to quadruple its enrollment of undergraduate veterans by 2020.
July 5, 2017
Boosting Veterans’ Enrollment at Top Colleges: “No Cap for Your Potential, No Ceiling for Your Success”
Few veterans see attending highly selective private universities as a realistic option. But as Vassar freshman-to-be and veteran Logan Ragsdale writes, there are a multitude of organizations filled with people who have succeeded in making the transition to civilian life and postsecondary education that can help make it happen.
February 13, 2017
Texas State University wants to provide potential student veterans with some answers, and help ease a shortage of qualified candidates for a number of jobs in the agricultural sciences field at the same time. So it is assisting female and Hispanic military veterans earn bachelor’s degrees in agriculture and STEM fields through a new program called Boots and Roots.
December 9, 2015
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?
December 7, 2015
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.
November 10, 2015
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.
November 10, 2014
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?
November 10, 2014