Ohio colleges expand services for student veterans

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Some Ohio colleges and universities are developing one-stop veterans services centers and other ways to improve support for the thousands of veterans now seeking degrees on campuses around the state.

The increase in student veterans is attributed to more troops returning from overseas deployments and to the post-9/11 GI Bill. That 2008 legislation expanded benefits for tuition and other educational expenses for veterans, their dependents and active military personnel.

Universities in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo are among Ohio schools that have opened new centers to provide information and easier access to support services such as tutoring, career development and academic and psychological counseling.

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