Veterans' Education

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    Policy solutions could help improve the lives of veterans in the United States who are facing barriers to quality health care, educational benefits, and employment opportunities.

    Sep 26, 2016

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    Families Support to Transition: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

    RAND Europe was commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust to conduct a systematic review to develop a better understanding of the evidence base around four themes associated with the transition into civilian life for UK Service leaver families.

    Sep 8, 2016

  • Research Brief

    Supporting UK Service leavers and their families in the transition to civilian life

    RAND Europe was commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust to conduct a systematic review to develop a better understanding of the evidence base around four themes associated with the transition into civilian life for UK Service leaver families.

    Sep 8, 2016

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    10 FAQs About Veterans' Transitions to Civilian Life

    The transition from military service to the civilian world can be challenging, especially for veterans with no prior civilian work experience and those with injuries or disabilities. A decade of research addressing these veterans' issues is summarized in ten questions and answers.

    May 23, 2016

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    Higher-Education Benefits for Post-9/11 Military Service Members and Veterans

    Many types of federal educational benefits are available to U.S. veterans. However, there are many ways Congress can ensure long-term viability of assistance, thus improving access to affordable higher education for the post-9/11 generation and their families.

    Mar 17, 2015

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    Getting to Know Military Caregivers and Their Needs

    There are millions of military caregivers—wives, husbands, siblings, parents, and friends—caring for U.S. service members and veterans who are wounded, ill, or injured. These caregivers help their loved ones live better-quality lives, but their own needs may go unmet.

    Jan 5, 2015

  • U.S. Army soldiers cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3230, the Veteran's Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014


    Research Drives Ongoing Support for Veterans

    On November 11, we honor the service and sacrifices of America's veterans. But as they return home and adjust to civilian life, veterans and their families face new challenges and communities struggle to meet their unique needs. Rigorous research is essential to addressing these challenges and finding long-term solutions. RAND explores key issues concerning veterans such as employment, health and well-being, family support, and education.

    Nov 10, 2014

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    RAND on Veterans' Issues

    RAND research explores key issues concerning military veterans, including health and well-being, education, employment and family issues.

    Nov 10, 2014

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    The Long-Term Benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill for Military and Veteran Families

    Almost 450,000 servicemembers have elected to transfer some portion of their GI Bill benefits, predominantly to their children. These numbers suggest the extent of the Bill's potential effects on social mobility and educational attainment for the next generation.

    May 14, 2014

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    Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Good Investment in Our Veterans Can Be Better

    To better tailor the benefits to the actual needs of veterans, it is important to determine how much the implementation has really improved, and if there are lessons that can be drawn to improve future initiatives. Of critical concern is whether veterans have the information they need to take the best advantage of their GI Bill benefits.

    Nov 8, 2013

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    Military Veterans' Experiences in For-Profit Higher Education

    Veterans choose for-profit colleges because their tuition rates are set to match allowable GI Bill benefits; they have adult-oriented, career-focused programs with flexible schedules; they accept military transcripts; courses are available when needed; and students can attend the same institution in multiple states if they relocate.

    May 17, 2012

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    Calls of Duty: America Weighs Its Obligations to Veterans and Their Families

    Ten RAND authors highlight seven ways in which the United States can help to ensure that veterans and their families receive health care, employment and education opportunities, and other benefits.

    May 11, 2012

  • Commentary

    Colleges Can Learn from For-Profits' Emphasis on the Consumer

    Though for-profit institutions had been criticized in the Senate report as offering credits that were hard to transfer elsewhere, it was the colleges' willingness to accept military transcripts that appealed to veterans who wanted to complete their degrees as fast as possible, writes Jennifer Steele.

    Feb 9, 2012

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    Military Veterans' Experiences Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Adapting to Life on Campus

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill increased the higher education benefits available to eligible individuals, but its implementation presented challenges to both student veterans and campus administrators.

    Jan 31, 2011

  • News Release

    First Year of Post-9/11 GI Bill Assessed

    Data on the experiences of student veterans and campus administrators during the first year of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

    Nov 11, 2010

  • Research Brief

    How Military Veterans Are Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Adapting to Life in College

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill increased the higher education benefits available to eligible individuals. Offering benefits to nearly 2 million veterans, it is more generous than previous bills but beneficiaries report challenges in using the new benefits.

    Nov 5, 2010

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    Lessons from the Cold War: Military Service and College Education

    Since World War II, the federal government has provided funds to pay for the education of veterans through the GI bill.

    Dec 31, 2004

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    An Assessment of Recent Proposals to Improve the Montgomery GI Bill

    Congress recently has proposed several changes that would bolster the Montgomery GI Bill's provisions and hopefully boost recruitment during an era when youth are increasingly choosing college alone.

    Dec 31, 1999

  • Research Brief

    The Montgomery G.I. Bill: Assessing Proposed Changes

    Researchers found that while most proposed changes would improve overall recruiting, some could actuallycreate a recruiting problem by reducing the military's ability to channel high-quality recruits to hard-to-fill skill areas.

    Dec 31, 1999

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    Calls of Duty: The New GI Bill

    Delayed and erroneous payments plagued the early implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Both the VA and the U.S. Congress have since taken steps to mitigate initial problems with the law, but higher education institutions will continue to need to guide students in understanding their benefit options.