I just completed my FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for Spring 2019. I took in consideration the college campuses that I may be interested in transferring to next year despite me having to change my college major in the process. At the end of the day it all revolves around what is the better choice of college for me, such as it being military friendly, the location, and opportunities.
Military friendly: As in will they accept my Illinois veterans Grant or Post 911 GI Bill; Is there a Veteran Specialist on campus, so that there are no issues with submitting my veteran benefits, and what is the ratio of current student military or veteran ratio. The presence of other student military or veterans allows easier connection with classmates, plus comfort of being around despite the possibility of there being an age difference. There are just things that someone that has served in the military can relate to that someone that has not served cannot relate to.
Location: As a student that has bills, as well as works a job outside of school, I look for something with an easy commute near the train system in case of bad weather. Just recently in the past, I have dropped a semester due to a horrible selection of internship sites out of my boundary.
Opportunities: Opportunities not only for military veterans, but as a student as well. Who wants to join an alumni that has nothing to offer for growth in the long run.
As a military veteran these are just three simple things that I have taken in consideration when choosing a future college campus because not all colleges are designed for those that have served in the military.