UAH designated a 2019-2020 Military Friendly School

UAH has been designated a 2018-2019 Military Friendly® School, thanks in part to the support provided to veterans through the university’s Military & Veterans Programs Office.

Michael Mercier | UAH

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is pleased to announce that it has been designated a 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School in recognition of its efforts to help veterans make the transition from the military to school and, ultimately, to satisfying careers in the civilian world. UAH is one of just 766 schools to earn the prestigious designation this year.

"We are honored to be recognized for the services we offer our student veterans and their families and the support we provide them, from priority registration and benefits processing to our VA-Work Study Program and our UAH Veterans Network," says Brittany Howard, veterans services coordinator in UAH’s Military & Veterans Programs Office. "Our student veterans are valued members of our campus community, and we take very seriously the role we play in helping them pursue their academic and professional careers."

Military Friendly ratings are determined by using public data to assess an institution’s ability to meet minimum thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, and loan repayment rates for all students and specifically for student veterans. This assessment is supplemented by an institution’s score on the Military Friendly Schools Survey, which comprises six sections critical to helping student veterans thrive on campus and after graduation: academic policies and compliance, admissions and orientation, culture and commitment, financial aid and loan repayment, graduation and career outcomes, and military student support and retention.

Now in its 10th year, the Military Friendly Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. It is compiled annually by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities.


Contact

UAH Military & Veterans Programs Office
 256.824.2758
va@uah.edu

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