Military Advanced Education (MAE), a publication that caters to U. S. military education and transition service officers and those they counsel, has designated The University of Findlay as a “Top School” in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide is being released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. It arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.
The University of Findlay, through its financial aid office, participates in Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 and the Yellow Ribbon Program, the latter of which is the nation’s Post 9/11 GI program.
Now in its eighth year of offering the guide, the MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This will enable prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.
“We believe the guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”
“Not only is the 2015 Guide printed in our December issue of Military Advanced Education, but is also published in a searchable database online,” Fodel said. “We designed this database with the military student in mind. We want to help them make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.” Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.
Military Advanced Education (www.mae-kmi.com) is published 10 times each year.