Comprehensive Services Tailored for the Transitional Success of Veterans in Higher Education

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It is estimated that in the next decade, over two million veterans and dependents will util ize the Post-9/1 1 GI Bill for postsecondary education. Most colleges already possess the resources that veterans need to successfully transition and persist, though this subpopulation ofleamers also require services that are tailored to their nontraditional and unique backgrounds. Drawing on case study examples, this article offers a student-centric conceptual model that was developed at a major publ ic university in the Midwest where approxi mately 400 student veterans are enrolled. The model offers a hol istic approach for blending academic, career, family, and disabil ity services for veterans along with recommended practices for student service offices and adm inistrative leaders.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277
Number of pages283
JournalJournal of Postsecondary Education and Disability
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 16 2015



  • Veterans
  • Transition
  • Comprehensive Services

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