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CSN and VA Partner to Educate Homeless Veterans
CSN and VA Partner to Educate Homeless Veterans

 

The College of Southern Nevada is looking for homeless veterans to be part of a program it is launching this fall semester.

CSN will be part of the Veterans Retraining Assistance program which provides education and training services for unemployed and homeless veterans. The program is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Veterans who qualify can get up to 12 months of help paying for full-time postsecondary education equivalent to $1,473 a month. Local homeless shelters are working with CSN to recommend qualified veterans.

An orientation on the program is set for Friday at the CSN Veterans Education Center, 6375 W. Charleston Boulevard. Call 651-5060 for more information about the meeting.

To qualify, veterans must meet the following criteria:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old.
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received any discharge except dishonorable discharge
  • Are not eligible for any other VA education benefit program
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployment
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

CSN serves about 1,300 veterans each semester. It is looking to expand that number.

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