Title

UND Named a Top Military-Friendly School for 2011

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

1-2011

Campus Unit

University of North Dakota

Abstract

The University of North Dakota has been named by Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine as one of the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities” for 2011. In its 4th Annual Guide, MAE honored UND as one of fewer than 325 schools that specifically cater to the military community. Currently, UND has nearly 800 students who have served or are currently serving in the military.

UND met MAE’s criteria for a military-friendly school by: 1) offering the North Dakota tuition rate for military members, veterans, and their dependents regardless of their residency status; 2) participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which pays for tuition and fees not covered the Post 9/11 GI Bill; 3) having a dedicated military and veteran services advisor on staff; 4) accepting transfer, military training, and CLEP credits; and 5) offering fully online degree programs.

“UND has been great. Carol Anson is extremely helpful and has been an excellent resource for me,” said Jesse Wolff, a Communication major from Beulah, N.D. Wolff served in the North Dakota National Guard from 2004 to 2010 and was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006. He began at UND in 2007, and he has found the campus community to be supportive of military and veteran students.

“When I was called up to assist in flood fighting efforts in the middle of a semester, my instructors were very flexible and accommodating” noted Wolff.

Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced specifically for service members seeking to take advantage of the military education benefit. MAE covers issues and trends in distance learning and education as they specifically relate to military life, including innovative programs, military educational policy, financial aid and coursework that offer special opportunities for military personnel.

In 2010 and 2011, UND also was honored as a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine, which places UND in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools supporting the military community.

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