Friday, September 28, 2012

UC Is Nationally Recognized for Supporting the Education of Veterans

From UC News:

UC Is Nationally Recognized For Supporting the Education of Veterans

UC is among 15 percent of the nation’s educational institutions to be hailed as a “military friendly school.”

Date: 9/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823

UC ingot   For the fourth year in a row, the University of Cincinnati is highlighted among 15 percent of the nation’s colleges, universities and trade schools as being an education destination for veterans. UC was named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel adjusting to civilian life.


The list honors the top 15 percent of the nation’s educational institutions that are doing the most to embrace the nation’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their academic success.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows UC’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.  “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” said Collins.

UC had more than 1,000 veterans enrolled over the past academic year and counts 1,009 veterans this fall. The university provides a generous evaluation of veterans’ military credits and experience, plus provides immediate in-state tuition to any veteran who moves to Ohio. 

UC also provides a counselor in Admissions to specifically work with veterans, as well as staff to assist with career placement. In addition, UC offers in-state tuition without residency requirements for active-duty military students.

Over the last academic year, UC contributed $45,130 towards tuition waivers for students participating in the federal Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program, which expands tuition benefits to post-9/11 veterans.  

This fall, a new Veterans One Stop Center is coming to the second floor of University Pavilion to provide increased support and services for the University of Cincinnati’s growing student population of military veterans. 

UC is also raising funds to support veterans through its Salute to Service program. UC Foundation reports that so far, the Salute to Service campaign has raised more than $115,340 from 307 donors.

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. 

A detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual “G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®,”distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.  Click here to view the full list of military friendly schools.

G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001.

Yellow Ribbon Program at UC

Veterans Educational Benefits

Proudly Cincinnati: A Salute to Service

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