Professional Course

Supporting Veteran Success in Higher Education

edX, Online
6 weeks
50 USD
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Self-paced Online
6 weeks
50 USD
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Self-paced Online
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Course description

Supporting Veteran Success in Higher Education

This course is designed to be a training that familiarizes any faculty or staff member at a college or university with military and veteran culture as well as veteran-specific considerations in the areas of admissions, finances, academic and student life, and health and well-being. Our hope is that the information provided here will deepen the understanding of student veterans, resulting in a more veteran inclusive campus.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

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Training content

The Veteran in Detail

  • Introduction to Military Structure
  • A Deeper Dive into the Military
  • Why Do People Join the Service?
  • Military Culture
  • Veteran Stories and Experiences
  • Why Do People Leave the Service?

The Veteran in Society

  • Veterans: Definitions
  • Transitioning to Civilian Life
  • Communicating and Connecting with Veterans
  • Veterans and Education

The Veteran and the Admissions Process

  • Introduction to Admissions Considerations for Veterans
  • Recruiting Student Veterans
  • Examining Admission Policies for Veterans
  • Partnering Between Two-Year and Four-Year Schools
  • Reading the Veteran Application

The Veteran and Financial Considerations

  • Introduction to Financing Veteran Education
  • An Overview of Veterans Educational Benefits Through the VA
  • Assisting Veterans in Understanding and Applying for VA Benefits and Other Aid
  • FAFSA and CSS Profile Assistance, BAH and Housing Costs
  • Assisting and Advising Veterans on Financial Issues After They've Enrolled

The Veteran on Campus

  • Academic Advising and Support
  • Syncing with the Rhythm of Campus
  • Peer Resources
  • Preparation for life after college

The Veteran and Health & Wellbeing Considerations

  • An Introduction to Veteran Health and Wellbeing Consideration
  • Physical Health
  • Social Health
  • Mental Health
  • Suicidality

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Colgate University, a partner institute of EdX.

2-3 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$49.99
  • Audit Track - Free

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