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10 Issues Affecting Student Veterans

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 11/11/10 08:22 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

For a veteran, making the transition from military life to college life can be especially difficult. Beyond the stresses of the classroom, veterans must cope with a host of other issues, from anxiety disorders to simply feeling like they fit in. The Washington Post offers a list of what colleges can do to better support their student veterans -- and below, we outline ten issues affecting the men and women who've gone from the service to campus.

Are you a veteran in college? What issues do you deal with? What can colleges do to help? Let us know below.


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Veterans who become students after military service might have a hard time identifying themselves as anything but soldiers -- be it students, children, or members of a new group. As veteran outreach specialist Michael Volz once said, "one of the biggest things that I liked to say to veterans is, 'Don't become a professional veteran.'"
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