t turns out the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having an impact on Xavier. As of last fall, nearly 75 students attending Xavier came here with help from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These VA benefits are offered in honor of military service to help students pursue a college education. Benefits are offered to students based on their involvement with the military; some are direct relatives of military personnel while some served themselves. Those who were injured during service receive the highest benefits—the VA pays for tuition, books, parking and any other expenses directly related to their education. Learn more at www.xavier.edu/veterans.