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UT selected as top school for military and veteran students

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has named The University of Toledo a top school in the 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges and Universities, which measures best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released in the December issue of the journal.

“This recognition further demonstrates UT’s commitment to serving our veterans and helping them achieve successful and productive lives,” said Dennis Lettman, dean of the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning.

“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.”

MAE’s guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies at more than 600 institutions and provides students with information about the institutions that go out of their way to give back to the men and women in uniform. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.

“Not only is the 2015 guide printed in our December issue of Military Advanced Education, but 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.”

The 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges and Universities is available online at

MAE serves education services officers and transition officers at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel.

“We are fortunate to have service members and veterans attending The University of Toledo. Every day they continue to make positive impacts in the classroom and in our communities,” said Navy Reserve Lt. Haraz Ghanbari, UT’s military liaison. “While we are honored by this recognition, we realize there is more we can do. We pledge to continue to explore ways to best support them in their transitions.”

The University of Toledo has been named a military friendly school for six consecutive years by G.I. Jobs, and remains committed to helping service members, veterans and families transition from military service to the classroom and beyond.

For more information, contact Ghanbari at 419.530.VETS.

Media Coverage
NBC 24 (Jan. 9, 2015)
The Independent Collegian (Jan. 28, 2015)

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