Newman University again named to Military Friendly Schools list

Sep 24, 2014

Newman University is among the top colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to the Victory Media 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools. The veteran-owned business, which annually rates schools and businesses nationwide on their support of the military and veterans, recently announced the 2015 list on its Military Friendly Schools website. This is the sixth year that Newman has been included in the top universities nationwide.

Military FriendlyThis year, about 1,600 schools, colleges and universities nationwide were selected for the Military Friendly Schools designation. Military Friendly Schools are described by the organization as “those institutions that exhibit leading practices to support military students.” The 2015 list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey.

In an online profile of Newman University, G.I. Jobs, part of the online and hard copy publications of Victory Media, cited the university for its flexibility in class scheduling and accessibility, and its financial aid for veterans. The profile also noted the university’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program, part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, for veterans and their dependents.

In the program, the VA matches dollar-for-dollar the contributions a participating institution (i.e. Newman) makes toward a student’s costs (tuition, mandatory fees, and in some cases other costs) which are above those of the most expensive public institution in the state where the student lives. As a participant, Newman pledges to meet up to 50 percent of the difference between that subsidy and Newman’s costs. Those students who qualify at the 100 percent level for Post-9/11 benefits therefore have an opportunity to attend Newman at little or no cost.*

For complete information on Newman University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program click here.

For complete information on the Yellow Ribbon Program click here.

* The actual amount the VA and Newman contribute to an eligible individual varies based on the beneficiary’s enrollment status, length of service and other factors.