Student Veterans

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - New student veterans are enrolling in
larger numbers at colleges in Central Texas and both sides are
creating resources to ease the transition.

Experts say some of the veterans, including those recently
returned from combat, have trouble adjusting to college life.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Sunday that three central
Texas colleges are experiencing sharp increases in student
veterans. Officials at Texas State University-San Marcos, Austin
Community College and the University of Texas say they are doing
everything from creating a new position to setting up a dedicated
Web site with resources for veterans.

Nationally, 300,000 veterans applied for expanded benefits for
college education under the new Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Meanwhile, some student veterans are creating their own
associations to help them in their new roles.


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