Veterans know that when they are facing hurdles, sometimes the only person who can help is another Veteran. But, Veteran-friendly spaces and trained administrators who are equipped specifically to support Student Veterans can be hard to come by at most colleges. The Higher Education Opportunity Act acknowledged these issues and attempted to address it by creating a competitive grant program to help fund the kind of spaces and training Student Veterans need. Inexplicably, this program hasn’t been funded in years! VEP is pressing the incoming leadership to act quickly and fund this very important program.
Read more on the issue and see our recommendations to Congress!