FVSU to Hold Information Session to Recruit Military Veterans

5:45 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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Fort Valley State University is looking give veterans a hand when it comes to higher education. The school is holding an information session to talk about financial aid, academic opportunities, and even study tips for military veterans looking to hit the books again.

The information sessions will be held Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Warner Robins Campus at 151 Osigian Boulevard.

"There will be information about time management, budget management, and we will be showing them at Fort Valley's campus where the various things that can be helpful are located," said Anna Holloway, Dean of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at Fort Valley State University.

When asked why Fort Valley is reaching out to veterans now, recruiters say there are more state and federal resources available for those students.

Holloway said they feel like higher education is on the mind of service members as they leave the military.

"Obviously we are drawing down in Afghanistan, and so a lot of people will be coming out of the military. The military is downsizing, and getting into a college is a good way to transition from the military and find different kids of work," said Holloway.

She said resources on how to pay for the education will be discussed as well.

"There is the post-September 11th GI Bill, and one thing about that is the veteran can use it him or herself or they can transfer it to their children or spouse," said Holloway.

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