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Northwood University Deemed Certified Veteran-Friendly School in Michigan

MIDLAND, MI – The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has ranked Northwood University as a Certified Veteran-Friendly School at the Silver level in its Veteran-Friendly School program. This program recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents using their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.

Midland, MI-based Northwood University is one of 57 schools that received a ranking for demonstrated commitment and support of veteran students and their dependents seeking to pursue a higher education. The university was rated on criteria for schools that:

  • Provide on-campus veterans’ support and point of contact
  • Identify student veterans during application or enrollment
  • Evaluate military training for academic credit
  • Offer veteran-specific website or portal
  • Have an active student-operated veteran group
  • Monitor academic retention, completion and graduation rates of veterans
  • Monitor job placement rates of veterans

“We are honored to receive this important recognition from the MVAA for our programs that support our veteran students,” says Keith A. Pretty, Northwood University president and CEO. “We understand military veterans and active service members and their families have specific needs for higher education, and we are happy to help them achieve their goals through programs designed for them.”

The global, free-enterprise business school has nearly 500 enrolled military, veteran and family members annually in its programs at 22 locations and has graduated more than 2,200 military connected students over the years. Students can take courses at the university’s campus in Michigan, at one of its Adult Degree Program centers nationwide and its online Distance Education Program. For over 40 years Northwood University has also provided education programs for the active military starting at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan, and then expanding to bases in New Orleans, and Fort Worth, TX.

Northwood University offers an exclusive tuition discount benefit of nearly 30 percent for qualified candidates pursing their undergraduate degree from Northwood University's Adult Degree Program and participates in Veteran Administration education benefits and the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program to support veterans pursuing their educational goals.

For more information on Northwood University’s military and veteran programs, visit northwood.edu, or call 800/622-9000.

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