ERIC Number: ED559006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Higher Education Benefits for Post-9/11 Military Service Members and Veterans. Testimony. CT-428
Gonzalez, Gabriella C.; Miller, Laura L.; Buryk, Peter; Wenger, Jennie W.
This testimony was presented before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on March 17, 2015. To inform the Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs' administration of its education programs, and the educational and training needs of post-9/11 veterans, the presenters offered the statement in this report for the record that integrates key findings from relevant RAND research publications. First, they characterized the types of educational benefits available to veterans from federal sources. Then they discussed the potential difficulties veterans could have in navigating and accessing these benefits, the challenges veterans face in completing college degrees, and how "non-traditional" students could serve as a benchmark to measure veterans' educational progress. The presenters concluded with recommendations for Congress on how to improve access to higher education opportunities for the newest generation of veterans.
Descriptors: Hearings, Veterans Education, Military Personnel, Veterans, Higher Education, Fringe Benefits, Federal Aid, Barriers, Nontraditional Students, Access to Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Benchmarking, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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