NED Talks to Student Veterans at Memphis University

Recently, NED Tom Snee traveled to the Veterans Service Center at the University of Memphis for a Town Hall style forum. The dean of students, Director of Veteran Services Marcallinas James (a retired Navy veteran) and NED Snee met with more than 65 veterans currently attending the university.

Some of the topics covered were the Post-9/11 GI Bill, CHOICE Card, VETs card, online shopping, VA Medical access and the TAPs Program. Snee took the opportunity to share with the students what the FRA is and some of the key services we provide.

Some of the concerns the student veterans had were about tuition costs, housing, book fees and other mandatory fees not always covered by the GI Bill. He went on to talk about the importance of cutting some of the red tape student veterans experience, in general, and strive to have a system that is more transparent to enrolled veterans.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FRA.

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