G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Sep 23, 2014

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

“Our Veteran Services program promotes the academic, personal and professional development of student veterans with support services and campus resources, including mentoring and community-building events,” says Julie Carballo, North Central College’s director of First Generation Programs and Veterans Services.

Among its military-friendly initiatives, North Central College provides a student veteran services program to build camaraderie among veterans and help the College understand and serve their needs. New for fall 2014, a first-floor lounge in Old Main has been renamed the Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge to foster community among student veterans.

G.I. Jobs surveys student veterans and uses the feedback to provide prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students.

North Central fully participates in both the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon veteran benefit programs. Veterans eligible for 100 percent of the Post 9/11 benefit, based on Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) guidelines, will also qualify for Yellow Ribbon, ensuring that 100 percent of their tuition is covered. North Central College also processes tuition-related VA benefits for dependents of veterans. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/veterans to learn more about services North Central College offers to student veterans.

“North Central recognizes the significant value that student veterans bring to our campus,” Carballo adds. “The inherent leadership skills and experiences that are a part of the military experience—such as team building and problem solving—are tremendous assets to our college community.”

Schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. The full list of Military Friendly Schools is highlighted in the annual “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” Visit militaryfriendly.com/schools/ to view the list and interactive tools that assist military veterans with their school decisions.