Just after the New Year, Student Veterans of America will hold their annual conference in Orlando, Florida, and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is slated to deliver the keynote address to student Vets from universities and colleges from across the country.
This comes at a crucial time for student Vets, as more are pursuing higher education than ever before. Each semester sees an uptick in enrollment, as if you read the news, some schools are challenged to keep up with the pace.
So as one semester comes to a close and another one around the corner, here are a few resources to help no matter where you are in your academic career:
- It’s hard to know where to get you started, so here are a few tips, including ways to get cheaper textbooks and filing paperwork quickly to get payments a little faster
- Be cautious of where you get your VA and GI Bill information. Some companies employ deceptive websites to snag your hard earned benefits. Stay up to date with GI Bill news and announcements by following the GI Bill Facebook page, VBA Twitter feed and GI Bill home page
- College is the place to excel, even if you’re used to the team environment. Make sure you set your sights high
- Get involved at your local SVA chapter, or if there isn’t one at your campus, start one
If you’re graduating this month, congratulations! Everyone else: keep your head down and finish strong.