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UAA named among nation's most Military Friendly Schools

by Michelle Saport  |   

2018-19 Military Friendly School distinction badgeUAA has been named to the 2018-19 Military Friendly® Schools list for the tenth consecutive year. This prestigious list, created by Victory Media, serves as a comprehensive resource to help veterans, service members and their families select the best college, university or trade school to pursue education and training for a civilian career.

The Military Friendly® designation is open to any post-secondary school in the U.S., but awarded to fewer than 15 percent each year. To create the annual list, Victory Media conducts extensive research using public data sources, input from student veterans and survey responses from participating organizations. Schools are rated according to benchmark standards across six categories: Academic Policies & Compliance; Admissions & Orientation; Culture & Commitment; Financial Aid & Assistance; Graduation & Career; Military Student Support & Retention. UAA exceeded the standards in every category, earning it a spot as one of fewer than 1,000 schools on the list.

UAA provides a number of resources to support service members, veterans and their families. With two locations on Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson (JBER), UAA offers courses for active-duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel, spouses, dependents and DOD civilian personnel in a variety of classroom and distance formats.

UAA offers further assistance through the Military & Veteran Community Resource Center on the Anchorage campus. The center houses and collaborates with the VetSuccess On Campus counselor, partnering with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a network of support for each military and veteran student. The center also offers Seawolf Boot Camp and other workshops designed to raise staff and faculty awareness of military and veteran education benefits and college transition factors.

Learn more about Military Friendly® Schools at militaryfriendly.com.

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