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Leave No Veteran Behind Helps Vets in Debt

Research shows that the average student loan debt of veterans hovers around $56,000. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 hovers near 21 percent.

That combination of high student loan debt and few jobs has certainly been troublesome for some military veterans. As author Hayley Fox points out in this article for TakePart, military programs exist to help those in educational debt, but gaps in coverage remain, and the system can be confusing and hard to navigate.

The good news: the non-profit Leave No Veteran Behind.

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John Fry Scholarship Now Expanded to Include Surviving Spouses

By George Vukovich
Director, Veterans Outreach, American Military University

Just this month, a historic event was announced regarding higher education opportunities for surviving spouses of service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty since September 10, 2001. These men and women now have another opportunity at their disposal to complete a program of higher learning. Continue Reading

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Shopping for a College – Buyer Beware!

by Jim Sweizer
Vice President, Military Relations – American Public University System

How many times have you gone into a store with a great coupon deal, only to find that the item you wanted to buy has many “exclusions” listed in the fine print? Keeping this scenario in mind, here are some of the questionable enticements you should be aware of when shopping for the college that’s right for you. Continue Reading

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6 Helpful Hints Veterans Should Consider When Deciding on a College

It's no secret that veterans entering college for the first time have different needs than the typical student who jumps directly from high school to the university level. Veterans are generally older, are more likely to have a family, and have been living a much different lifestyle.

With those differences in mind, NerdScholar's Gianna Sen-Gupta has put together a list of tips for the Huffington Post that can help veterans make the right decision about which school to attend.

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Organizations Joining to Form Food Bank for Students

By Lillian Bowe
The Portales News-Tribune (Clovis, N.M.)

Last year, Eastern New Mexico University's Student Veteran's Organization advisor Lori Brunsen noticed a disturbing trend. Some of her student veterans were not eating.

The reason for the students' lack of food was their G.I. Bill, which not only pays for tuition, but gives out a housing allowance for them as well, was late.

The students could not pay for food or pay for the meal plan on campus. Brunsen said the trend is not with just student veterans, but single parent students as well.

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