College Veterans Centers Guide Vets, Military Students

When Congress passed the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act in 2007, it opened new avenues for veterans and soldiers on active duty. And with the legislation came a surge of new students into colleges.

“A lot of universities started popping up veterans affairs offices to assist the huge load of veterans who were going to take advantage of the post-Sept. 11 program,” says Rick Williams, manager of the Veterans Resource Center at Youngstown State University. “YSU is no different and we opened the Office of Veterans Affairs to assist those students with the  paperwork and red tape to get that program running.”

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