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"G.I. Jobs" Magazine Names Marymount a Military Friendly School for 2011

Thursday, September 02, 2010
G.I. Jobs magazine’s “Guide to Military Friendly Schools for 2011” will be published in September, and Marymount University is honored to be among the 15% of American institutions of higher learning included in the list, which is also available online at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. The guide is an important resource for service people and their dependents who are researching their higher-education options.

Marymount currently enrolls more than 140 military service members, veterans, and their dependents. The University provides many programs and services to meet the unique needs of these students and to ensure that they receive all the benefits to which they are entitled under the G.I. Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

The Yellow Ribbon Program gives private colleges and universities like Marymount the option to provide additional financial aid for this targeted group, with matching payments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Last year under this program, Marymount provided 25 grants of $2,000 each to eligible veterans pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. This year, Marymount is providing 40 grants. The VA matches the grant amount, so veterans receive a total of $4,000 a year to attend Marymount through the Yellow Ribbon Program. This money is in addition to the other benefits included in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

Marymount also enables students who are military reservists that have been mobilized for active duty to return seamlessly to their studies upon completion of their tours, with no need to reapply or pay re-admittance fees. They simply pick up where they were at the time of their mobilization.

In addition, Marymount is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, an association of schools with flexible policies that allow mobile service members and their families to complete degrees rather than just accumulate courses. The University also accepts American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for military training.

And, on Veterans Day each year, Marymount University sponsors a special luncheon to say, “Thank you,” to its students and employees who are active military service members or veterans.

All of these programs and services, and the recognition from G.I. Jobs magazine, are reflections of Marymount’s commitment to serving those who serve the United States of America.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Military personnel interested in learning more about studying at Marymount can contact Carolyn Bonilla at 703-284-1521 or e-mail carolyn.bonilla@marymount.edu.