Gwynedd Mercy University has been formerly recognized as a Top Military-Friendly University for 2014 by Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine.
Published since 2005, MAE serves armed services education service officers, transition officers, and other top level commands who work with service members, veterans, and their families during active duty, transition, and post-transition to optimize their armed forces educational benefits.
More than 300 U.S. Institutions were evaluated in-depth on four military-friendly categories. A record number of schools responded to this year's extensive survey, and MAE staff evaluated each submission by strict criteria. The entire list of colleges and universities will be published in the Seventh Annual Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities in the December 2013 issue of MAE magazine.
As the first publication to do a military friendly list, MAE has been improving the process each year in order to provide men and women in uniform the information they need make the right choices about college.The Guide presents results of an extensive questionnaire highlighting the military-friendly policies enacted at private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. Institutions were evaluated in four areas:
• Support: including on-campus child care, on-campus veterans center, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns.
• Financial: including in-state tuition for active duty servicemembers, Yellow Ribbon program, veteran work-study program, military student-specific scholarships, tuition discounts/scholarships for dependents.
• Military Culture: including on-campus ROTC, MyCAA approved, membership in servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.
• Flexibility: including online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, presence on military installations.
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