Out of Uniform

With GI Bill's Billions at Stake, Colleges Compete to Lure Veterans

David Massey for The Chronicle

Michael Dakduk, a former Marine who is now executive director of Student Veterans of America, kicked out dozens of chapters at for-profit colleges he thought were exploiting SVA to attract veterans. The "veteran friendly" label won't mislead all veterans, he says: "If somebody gets accepted to Johns Hopkins, they won't be deterred because it's not on the veteran-friendly list."
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At the end of eight years in the United States Marine Corps, Paul Szoldra found himself at an impasse. He had just earned an associate degree from the University of Phoenix while stationed in Okinawa, and wanted to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill to go on...

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