Most people head to college in their late teens and early 20s, right after high school and before finding their first full-time jobs. But for those who've served in the military, the path to higher education has a few more twists and turns.
In a time of economic hardship, meeting financial obligations in full removes one major concern. The problem, however, is too many schools believe their work in embracing veterans begins and ends with the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Many colleges and universities call themselves "veteran-friendly." Although being friendly is a noble virtue, it often falls short of the measures that can actually lead to a vet's success after graduation.