College Student Veterans with Disabilities
Do you or your family need immediate assistance with a crisis of any kind? Contact the Veterans crisis line -- there are accessible options to call, text, chat online, or use a TTY, or look at our list of hotlines and crisis resources
Getting Started in College
- Check out the VA Campus Toolkit for common resources you can find at your college or university
- Student Veterans of America ensure today’s and tomorrow’s veterans are supported in their transition to education and employment. Search for "disabilities" to find specific information.
- VetSuccess on Campus is a federal program that works with Vocational Rehabilitation to help veterans transition from military service to college; it's available on 104 campuses around the country
- Military.com published "What should veterans look for in colleges with programs for veterans?" NCSSD also has resources for exploring and comparing disability services offices.
- The Wounded Warrior Project provides educational services to members and 33% of those involved in the WWP are in college.
- Get information about transferring college credits you may have earned from other campuses, or during your active duty.
- Scholarships for veterans with disabilities
- Dependents of disabled veterans may be eligible for assistance with funding college and training programs, like apprenticeships; the US Department of Veterans Affairs has more information
- Military Veteran Benefit Options information for all ages from the National Council on Aging
- PTSD Treatment Decision Guide from the VA
- The VA's National Center for PTSD - handouts, posters and flyers that you can use to raise PTSD awareness
- Online self-help courses to help you and your family cope with PTSD and related problems
- Make the Connection shares stories from vets, and can connect you to information about disabilities, local VA resources, and treatment centers for PTSD and other conditions
- Hearing help Information and services for Veterans and Understanding hearing loss from HLAA
- If you want to use your education to start your own business or explore entrepreneur options , check out the list of resources at the US Department of Veterans Affairs
- The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability has a special issue on veterans with disabilities in higher education , including an article about how veterans have shaped disability services in colleges across the US. The issue is free to download
News story: Veterans use U.S. Army tweet to protest lack of mental health care (Source Local10.com)