VETS in College: About Us

VETS in College is a supported education program for service members or veterans with SCI and/or TBI. It is a flexible, individualized approach to achieving academic and career goals. Our experienced and diverse group of education coaches can help veterans:

  • Explore post-secondary options in Virginia
  • Determine career interests, strengths and learning style
  • Locate useful community and campus resources
  • Assist in the process to obtain classroom accommodations
  • Acquire new study, organizational, and time management strategies to improve grade point average (GPA)
  • Learn how technology can assist in areas such as reading and writing

There is no cost to veterans or student veterans to receive these services. The program is customized to the individual; therefore, all postsecondary options (i.e. community colleges, distance education, trade schools, traditional university, etc.) can be explored based on the needs and goals of the individual.

VETS in College is funded by the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Trust Fund. The program works with a variety of stakeholders from the community including the project's collaborator, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. VETS in College receives support and guidance from an advisory committee composed of representatives from: