Marymount University has been named a military friendly school for the sixth straight year by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The 2016 list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools serving students who are members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families.
Additionally, Marymount has once again been named a Top School in Military Advanced Educations 2016 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities. The Guide measures best practices in military and veteran education based on Marymounts military culture, financial aid, on-campus support, online support services and flexibility when it comes to transferring college credits and dealing with redeployments.
The guide presents results of a questionnaire regarding military-supportive policies at more than 600 institutions of higher learning. Results will be released in the December issue of Military Advanced Education.
Were grateful that Marymount University has once again been recognized for its support of veterans and active military service members, said President Matthew D. Shank. Were very proud of the fact that veterans and current service members feel at home on our campus and know theyll get the support they need and deserve from our faculty, staff and their fellow students.
Other military-friendly 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 is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), an association of schools with flexible policies that help service members and their families complete their degrees. 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.