MELBOURNE, FLA. —Florida Institute of Technology was once again named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs. Florida Tech is among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that made the 2011 list in recognition of its efforts to recruit, support and retain American veterans and current active or reserve service members as students.
The list also includes schools that offer additional benefits to students who are service members and veterans. These benefits include on-campus veterans programs, credit for service and military spouse programs, and discounts that allow active duty service members to minimize expenses.
“We consider this to be very important. We have long considered ourselves to be military-friendly, and have an award-winning Army R.O.T.C. program on campus,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese. “We are also proud to participate in the G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, which eases the costs for veterans and dependents to enroll in universities.”
“This list is especially important now because the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”
G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”
The 2011 Military Friendly School List can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr. The list features interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs.