What We Do
We work tirelessly to protect the educational benefits of Servicemembers and their families. We fight for the rights and benefits that Servicemembers should receive but currently don’t. Our mission is to address the current issues facing all Student Veterans and create better educational opportunities. Check out how we do this below!
Highlighting Innovation in Higher Education
We tell the stories of our fellow Veterans to elevate issues to the highest levels of government and to raise national awareness. We engage stakeholders at every level in order to secure benefits for Veterans and their families. If you have a story to tell, we would love to hear it.
One of the most common frustrations we hear from Student Veterans is how few college credits schools award based upon the Joint Service Transcript. The Veterans Education Project knows first-hand how hard Servicemembers have worked and believe that it is time for all schools to work with Student Veterans.
Holistic Military Assessments
Often, institutions lack the necessary clarity from their accreditor to successfully implement holistic prior learning assessments and competency-based evaluations for Student Veterans. The Veterans Education Project has partnered with accreditors, colleges and universities around the country to begin innovating the way Student Veterans are assessed for program-specific credits.
Training and Compliance
Research indicates that the greatest influence an institution can have on the success of its students is a top-down approach that focuses on graduation. But faculty and administrators typically lack the necessary training to create a Veteran-friendly culture at their institutions, diminishing persistence rates and enrollment. As an independent and respected veteran service organization, we work with partner institutions to ensure they are in full compliance with federal regulations and above reproach, and offer training curriculum for institutions that covers everything from Veterans’ benefits to suicide prevention.
We believe in identifying solutions. At times, hindrances to innovation can be related to policy and legislative hurdles. The Veterans Education Project is committed to nonpartisan research to identify the best path forward for Student Veterans, and engages lawmakers and policy-experts to implement fair and equitable changes to the governance of higher education.