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In-state tuition policies under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act - This ECS Education Policy Analysis provides state and postsecondary leaders with a review of the Choice Act requirements, key information on deadlines, considerations for evaluating state policy for compliance and examples of policy actions. (Mary Fulton and Brian Sponsler, ECS, February 2015)...

DOD Education Benefits: Action Is Needed to Ensure Evaluations of Postsecondary Schools Are Useful - Nearly 280,000 service members participated in the Department of Defense's Tuition Assistance Program in fiscal year 2013. Assisting them were 571 DOD education advisors. Though the DOD hired a contractor to evaluate participating schools, the evaluations didn't provide the department the information it needed because DOD lacked a plan to frame the evaluations. DOD suspended evaluations, but does not have a plan to guide future efforts. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 2014)...

Services and Support Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans at Postsecondary Institutions - Using data from the 2012-13 academic year, this report provides national information on the prevalence and characteristics of services and support programs for military service members, veterans and dependents. For example, almost 20 percent of institutions reserved a social space for them, 49 percent provided information about health services and 55 percent provided information about mental health services. (Barbara Queen and Laurie Lewis, National Center for Education Statistics, February 2014)...

VA Education Benefits: Student Characteristics and Outcomes Vary across Schools - The majority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education pays were made to a small percentage of schools in FY2011, mostly through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Highly VA-funded schools generally produced more positive outcomes than other VA-funded schools. They generally had higher retention and graduation rates. Highly funded VA for-profit schools enrolled a higher percentage of low-income and minority students, had lower retention rates, but higher graduation rates. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 2013)...

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. This brief suggests ways institutions can help veterans using the new GI bill. (Rand Corporation, December 2010)...

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