Newman University is among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to the G.I. Jobs 2012 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 2012 list on its website www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2012list. This is the second consecutive year that Newman has been included in the top universities nationwide.
In an online profile of Newman, G.I. Jobs cited the university for its policy on the transfer of credits, 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 to participate in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Newman has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program each year since it was launched three years ago.
About the Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, honors the service of our armed forces by helping veterans and family members who wish to pursue a higher education. The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed for qualifying veterans, active duty personnel and their family members who wish to attend a degree-granting, private college or university.
The VA matches dollar-for-dollar the contributions a participating institution makes toward tuition costs (tuition, mandatory fees, and in some cases other costs) which are above those of the most expensive public institution in Kansas. As a participant, Newman pledges to meet up to 50 percent of the difference between that subsidy and Newman’s costs. Therefore, qualified students can attend Newman for little to no out-of-pocket cost under the Yellow Ribbon Program.
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. For complete information on Newman University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program visit www.newmanu.edu/attend-nu/adult-learners/veterans. For complete information on the Yellow Ribbon Program visit www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Yellow_ribbon.htm.
About the List
This year’s list of Military Friendly Schools includes only 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools from across the nation. According to G.I. Jobs, the 2012 list was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide.
In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time this year. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students.
“The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” said. Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America.
About G.I. Jobs
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”