Marymount Continues to a be a Top School for Vets

Marymount University has once again been chosen as a Top School in Military Advanced Education’s “2017 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities,” an honor awarded to institutions with the best practices in military- and veteran-supportive education. The selection is based on Marymount’s military culture, financial aid for veterans and their families, on-campus support, online support services, flexibility in transferring college credits, and flexibility in dealing with redeployments.

“We’re grateful that our support of veterans, active military service members and their families has again been recognized,” said Marymount President Matthew D. Shank. “We’re proud that the military community feels at home on our campus and know they’ll get the support they need and deserve from our faculty, staff and their fellow students.”

Military-supportive features at Marymount include the Yellow Ribbon program, which provides up to 75 grants a year of $2,000 each to eligible individuals pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Veterans Affairs matches the grant for a total of $4,000 a year. This money is in addition to other benefits included in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The university also participates in many other scholarship and grant programs to provide funding benefits for tuition.

Marymount currently has 272 active duty military service members, veterans and dependents pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, according to Michael Anuszkiewicz, a research associate in the school’s Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness. Military family members make up more than half of that number.

Joe A. Blount Jr., the school’s coordinator for Military and Veteran Student Services, said Marymount is popular with the military community because of its academic reputation and close-knit campus. He said veterans constantly tell him that they like Marymount’s small class size, with its 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio.

The university accepts the American Council of Education (ACE) college credit recommendations for military training. Marymount also has agreements with local colleges to accept courses and transfer credits smoothly.