November 11, 2013
Topic: Campus News
The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is among the 120 Best for Vets Colleges in 2014, according to the Military Times.
“The Military Times Best for Vets distinction recognizes and rewards your school for its commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans,” Military Times EDGE editor Amanda Miller wrote in the announcement.
Based on assessments of student success and academic quality, retention and graduation rates, as well as student loan track records and student-faculty ratios, the Best for Vets: Colleges ranking provides significant information to help service members choose their college or university.
Additional elements considered in the rankings include service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members.
“The university is proud to receive this high-level recognition from Military Times,” said Lester Monts, senior vice provost for academic affairs. “We have mobilized support services throughout the campus to assist our student veterans, from admission through graduation. With our new policies governing in-state tuition rates, along with a welcoming campus environment, I look forward to an even larger number veterans enrolling at the University of Michigan.”
The university provides a comprehensive suite of services to student veterans or active-duty military.
Under the new Guidelines for Qualifying for In-State Tuition — effective January 2014 — in-state tuition will be available to any active-duty military personnel, reservist, or veteran, regardless of the person’s legal state of residence. Dependents of active-duty military and reservists who are stationed in Michigan also will qualify for in-state tuition.
For the fifth consecutive year, the university is fully participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2013-14, U-M and the VA are covering all unmet tuition needs for individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate of the Post-9/11 GI Bill (CH 33).