UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly’ list for fourth straight year

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools listing, now in its sixth year, is based on a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. “Supporting students with military backgrounds — financially, academically, personally — is a point of pride for UNCG,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “These students have much to offer in terms of self-discipline, life experience and specialized skills. UNCG is honored to dedicate the necessary resources to ensure their success in civilian life.”

The number of students using Veterans Administration benefits to pursue their education at UNCG has increased by about 90 percent since 2008, said Mike Tarrant, the university’s director of strategic initiatives. This fall, 490 students are using VA benefits – 225 veterans or active duty service persons and 265 military dependents..

By Michelle Hines

Full story at UNCG Now.