Scores of veterans are flocking to college with help from a new G.I. Bill, but many schools are struggling to hire counselors and establish resources to deal with the new students, who have little or nothing in common with their 18-year-old peers.
Ex-Army combat engineer Brian Hobson, 46, works on a landscape drawing in his architecture class at Anne Arundel Community College. Hobson returned to school after 23 years in the military. The college has opened a resource center to assist veterans who are returning to school in droves after a G.I. Bill took effect two years ago for Americans who served in the military on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Ricky Carioti/WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo