Many active members of the U.S. Armed Forces and military veterans are taking their education to the next level by earning an undergraduate or graduate degree that will help them earn a promotion in rank, a commission, or start them on a new career path. Many colleges label themselves “military friendly,” but what should you consider when looking for a school that is truly dedicated to military members?
What a University Should Offer Military Members
Be sure that the university you enroll in is committed to meeting your needs as a member of the military through a financial, educational, and general support structure.
If you’ve served on active duty for 90 or more days since September 10, 2001, based on length of service, the Post 9/11 GI Bill provides you with education benefits that can be used to pay for an accredited college education. Remember that the GI Bill will pay up to 100 percent of in-state public school tuition depending on your time of service as determined by VA certifying officials.
Now, look for a college or university that: