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TOWSON, Md. — More and more veterans coming home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are signing up for college.
At Towson University Friday, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, an Iraq War veteran, and other state officials met with educators to discuss how to enhance campus resources for veteran students.
Towson and other colleges in the state, already have offices which provide assistance for veterans on their campuses. That assistance includes helping the vets adjust in making the transition from combat to the classroom. Many of the veterans are also considerably older than their classmates.
On the plus side officials say the vets’ leadership and regimented time management skills serve them well during their time back in school.
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs says more than 15,000 vets received G.I. Bill education benefits during the fall 2010 semester.