5 Myths to Ignore About Veterans and Colleges
Soldier for Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Army veterans, including the pursuit of their education and employment goals. Its mission: to “(connect) Army, governmental, and community efforts to build relationships that facilitate successful reintegration of our Soldiers, Retired Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families in order to keep them Army Strong and instill their values, ethos, and leadership within communities.”
Lt. Col. Ryan Raymond is Soldier for Life’s Education Director. In his post for Army Live, the U.S. Army’s official blog, Raymond addresses a few myths concerning veterans who are leaving the service and exploring college. For instance,
MYTH 1: Veteran students are only numbers to colleges/universities
This couldn’t be further from the truth. More than ever, institutions of higher learning recognize the need to identify and support student Veterans on their campuses. Many have established formal programs to ensure Soldiers’/Veterans needs are accounted for in classrooms and business practices. Additionally, in 2008, local groups of Veteran students nationwide formed Student Veterans of America, a national coalition operating on more than 1,100 campuses, which advocates, connects and shares best practices among this population.
To read the rest of Raymond’s list, check out his full post at the link below.
We Are Military- And Veteran-Friendly
American Military University (AMU) has service members and veterans studying with us around the world, supported by a vast array of staff and faculty who are also veterans. As a result, AMU truly understands the specific needs of our country’s veterans. To support you, we have dedicated advisors skilled at addressing the questions veterans face when enrolling in school, such as how to utilize benefits for financial aid. And, if you are a veteran with a disability, you are not alone. AMU has staff trained at empowering our disabled veteran students to succeed.