First Posted: 12/4/2014

Misericordia University has been awarded the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education (MAE) in its 2015 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. Misericordia University is the only college or university in Luzerne County to be recognized in the annual publication. The complete guide is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

MAE’s 2015 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions of higher education that go out of their way to give back to the men and women in uniform, according to Military Advanced Education.

Published by MAE for the ninth time, 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. Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s colleges and universities for inclusion in the Guide are military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.

Misericordia University was the first institution of higher education in the region to sign up to participate in the federal post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act’s Yellow Ribbon Program launched in 2008. Misericordia University is one of about 120 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania participating in the program and has made a commitment to provide $5,000 in tuition benefits for each academically qualified veteran that makes application and is accepted to MU.

The new GI Bill affords returning veterans an opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degrees at little to no to cost to them when they enroll in a participating public or private college or university. For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit www.gibill.va.gov/GI_BILL_Info/CH33/Yellow_ribbon.htm.

Misericordia University also automatically offers military students enrolled on a full-time basis a $2,500 annual McAuley Award, which rewards students for records of service.

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