NWFSC, UWF among VetSuccess colleges aiding military-to-education transition

Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 03:06 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding the VetSuccess on Campus program to 62 more locations this fall. This brings the number of VSOC schools across the country to 94.

VA has signed agreements with schools including Northwest Florida State College, Florida State University, Troy University in Alabama, University of Alabama, University of Florida and University of West Florida.

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Partner schools are selected for the size of their student veteran population and proximity to a VA regional office, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service office, vet center or VA medical center, among other factors.

This expansion triples the number of on-campus VA vocational rehabilitation counselors available to help ease veterans’ transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals through VA’s Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefit programs.

Counselors maintain close relationships with local VA vet centers and VA medical facilities, referring veterans for counseling or medical services and helping them enroll in or apply for VA medical and nonmedical benefits. Partner schools provide on-campus office space for the VA counselors.


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