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2010 Military Friendly Schools
List honors top 15% of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans.
by Dan Fazio

The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act – commonly known as the GI Bill – opened the halls of education to millions of veterans returning from World War II. The 1944 act helped educate an entire generation and helped the U.S. become the superpower it is today. mfs219x292

The Post-911 GI Bill – the new GI Bill for a new generation – holds the same promise. The law, which took effect Aug. 1, 2009, offers even more generous education benefits than its grandfather. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are expected to take advantage of the bill over the next several years, and many will realize a free education.

Gen. Eric Shinseki (Ret.), secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, said he expects the Post-9/11 GI Bill to have as big an impact as the original GI Bill.

“What that bill did for the country was to change the course of our history,” he said. “When those veterans went back to their communities with their college degrees, they ended up being our leaders in religion, education, business, government. The Post-9/11 version has the opportunity to create in the 21st century the same kind of impact for development.”

American colleges, universities and trade schools relish the opportunity to educate the wave of veterans the GI Bill will unleash on campuses across the nation. Some schools have offered services and programs to the military community for many years, while others have only recently embraced the potential influx of new students.

So which school is the best one for you? The G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools® list can help you answer that question. The honor roll of more than 1,100 schools features the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. So schools are clamoring for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”

Use the list to get educated, then GET HIRED™.

For details on the military services, discounts and programs each school offers, go to www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.


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