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Student Veterans consistently report that the Post-9/11 GI Bill helped them adjust to school, and many of them report that it was a major influence in their decision to pursue higher education. However, negotiating GI Bill education benefits and transferring credits obtained while in the military are two stressful experiences reported by student Veterans.

  • Negotiating GI Bill Education Benefits
    Student Veterans report difficulty with getting their GI Bill benefits, especially Post-9/11 benefits. Keeping track of payments, late payments, and even overpayments can be problematic, especially early in a Veteran’s transition. Even with GI Bill benefits, many student Veterans report difficulty supporting themselves and their families while they attend school.
  • Transferring Credits
    Although the American Council on Education provides guidelines for evaluating the educational experiences of service members, and some institutions have become Service Member Opportunity Colleges (SOCs), some student Veterans report difficulty with credit transfer rules, especially at public institutions. The average number of transfer credits is about 18, with an average of 12 for public two-year institutions and 24 for private institutions.
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