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Andrew Kispert, a 27-year-old Marine veteran who is now attending The Citadel, poses on the campus of the military college in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, April 4, 2014. Over the next few years thousands of veterans are expected to attend college as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down and the military downsizes.  (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

Andrew Kispert, a 27-year-old Marine veteran who is now attending The Citadel, poses on the campus of the military college in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, April 4, 2014. Over the next few years thousands of veterans are expected to attend college as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down and the military downsizes. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

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