Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy recently announced the creation of a scholarship fund to increase access for active-duty servicemen and women, veterans, and military-connected students.
The $1.9 trillion stimulus package President Joe Biden signed into law this week provides $40 billion for higher education, eliminates taxes on student debt forgiveness, and closes a regulatory loophole that may encourage for-profit schools to target student-veterans.
The Common App change comes as a variety of higher education nonprofits and institutions are reorienting programs to increase access and support for military-connected students.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has made headlines recently, following a congressional vote to simplify the form and a flurry of social media comments questioning whether FAFSA completion could lead to being drafted into the military.
College leaders are recognizing that programs to support military-connected students aren’t just beneficial for veterans—they’re a valuable window into the needs of adult learners more broadly.
The Warrior-Scholar Project partners with Georgetown University and other elite schools to prepare transitioning military members for college applications, classroom rigors, campus social environments, and civilian life.
There are nearly 1 million GI Bill recipients currently enrolled in college, but just a tiny fraction attend the nation’s top institutions.
A military veteran urges the Navy to train soon-to-be civilians earlier and more thoroughly on how to apply to and succeed in college.
Georgetown University is one of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Veterans,” ranking second among honorees selected by college review aggregator College Consensus.
Military-affiliated students may benefit from targeted retention strategies that reflect their unique strengths and needs.