Student Veterans are often non-traditional students who have had a wide variety of life experiences and who face different challenges than those of traditional Undergraduate students. We are very aware of this because several of our staff members are either Veterans themselves or have spent years working with Veterans in our Veterans Services Office. Based upon our experience working with Veterans, below are a few things we believe student Veterans should consider learning about.
Student Veterans can learn about the various financial resources available to them (including veterans’ education benefits and military scholarships) on our Paying for College
Money Tips page. In addition, learning about Money Management
can help student Veterans (both those who are recently discharged from the military and those who have families with additional expenses such as daycare) make the most of their money and budget for the future so they can graduate from college with as little debt as possible. For our student Veteran borrowers, it may also be incredibly helpful to learn about Student Loans
as well so they are familiar with loans they are borrowing as well as their options for repayment.
Many student veterans, and their families, also find themselves in a position where they must purchase a car or need more living space for their families to live comfortably. With that in mind, student Veterans might find it very beneficial to learn more about Buying a Car
and Buying a Home
. And because a person’s credit score factors so heavily into their ability to buy a car or home, we highly recommend student Veterans also learn about Credit Scores