With the GI Bill now covering full tuition and more, the number of veterans attending college this fall is expected to jump 30 percent from last year, to nearly half a million. The change has many universities looking for ways to ease the transition from combat to the classroom.

Vets already in school have run into problems that include campus bureaucracy, crowds that can trigger alarm instincts honed by war, and fellow students who don't understand their battlefield experiences.

In response, colleges across the country are offering veterans-only classes, adding counselors, and streamlining the application and financial aid process.

Under the new GI...

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