Succeed Before You Start
Tips from student veterans on planning for the GI Bill, transitioning to school, and dealing with finances and debt.
This toolkit is not exhaustive and not intended to be. This research is peer-based, gathered from those who went through it and learned from their experiences and solutions. We collected this material through our own experience as
veterans, through our work with veterans, and through a series of online and in-person focus groups with 152 student veterans from 2018-2020. Along with strategies for getting through school financially intact, we include the pitfalls.