Support for Veteran Students Returning to College Increasing

Veterans returning to college face a heavy set of challenges as compared to their civilian classmates. Government funded programs help veterans attend college at little or no cost but the implications of post-battle stress creates a difficult transition for many students. To ease the pressure many organizations across the country are creating programs geared toward supporting veteran college students.

Concentration is hard to come by for veteran students adjusting to an extreme change of pace. When listening to students complain about school work or a lack of sleep, veterans may have other problems on their minds. ā€œIā€™d revert back to thinking about guys getting blown up, getting shot at, ā€œ Michael Dakduk told USA Today about his challenges in the classroom. Dakduk enrolled at the University of Nevada in 2008 upon his return home from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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