Supporting Veteran and Active Duty Military Students

Topics: Veterans, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What support services do institutions offer for active duty military and veteran students on campus?
  • What are the most common challenges faced by veterans and/or active duty service members upon enrollment, and how are institutions and administrators approaching these challenges?
  • How have institutions’ support services and military populations changed since the introduction of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009, and how have institutions addressed these changes?


The implementation of the new Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009 has brought an influx of military veterans and their dependents to university campuses across the United States. This report examines how institutions have responded by expanding the support services they offer to active duty military and veteran students. The brief provides an overview of the most pressing challenges faced by active duty military and veteran students on campus, as well as the services institutions provide to meet those needs.

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