Military-Friendly Schools Meet G.I.s’ Unique Needs

REDLANDS, CA (June 6, 2011)— Military enlistment has exploded in recent years, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. With the government providing generous post-9/11 G.I. benefits, many recruits are considering college to advance their military careers or to gear up for a civilian profession.

Many will find they have unique needs—and military-friendly schools can provide the flexibility and financial benefits they need. Military-friendly schools display a logo on their website to indicate they offer at least some of the following benefits:

  1. Tuition and Other Discounts
    G.I. benefits may still not cover the entire cost of college. Most military-friendly schools offer tuition discounts, scholarships, fee waivers or vouchers for textbooks. Dependents may also qualify for some discounts.
  2. Generous Transfer Policies
    Military students may have accumulated credits from various community colleges. Military-friendly schools often allow the transfer of many of these credits. Some may provide credit for military training or experience.
  3. No Penalties For Redeployment
    If a service member is called back to active duty, many military schools will let them withdraw without financial or academic penalties, as long as they provide approved documentation. They can continue their studies once their service has ended.
  4. Flexible Schedules
    Most military-friendly schools offer flexible evening and weekend courses for those unable to attend class during the day.

Military-friendly colleges and universities may offer additional benefits. Prospective students should make a list of their preferred schools and then call to find the best one for them. Learn more at

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