“With our division staffed by veterans, we have first-hand understanding of the opportunities and aspirations of active-duty and retired service men and women,” said Wendy Proffitt, director of GCU’s military division. “Our team members are completely focused on helping students navigate the tuition assistance opportunities to determine the best course for their own personal situation.”
The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools.
“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified.”
Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations. Schools on the list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more. The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide.
GCU’s military division can assist potential students with several VA educational benefits, such as the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance (Top-Up), Tutorial Assistance, and Vocational Rehabilitation. For additional information, visit www.gcu.edu or call 800-800-9776 and ask for a military enrollment counselor.
GCU offers competitive tuition rates for both online and traditional campus students that in some cases is nearly half of the national average for private college tuition. Its regional accreditation is an attractive feature for students located out-of-state who desire a rich academic experience from a credible institution. GCU was recently recognized by an online learning systems provider for its robust online curriculum.