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Henry Ford Community College receives Military Friendly Schools designation: Henry Ford Community College has been named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, which provides assistance for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. HFCC is in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to support America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus, according to Victory Media. The HFCC Office of Military and Veteran Services offers a wide range of services to military service members, veterans, and their spouses. Counselors work with military students to help them access their education benefits and begin taking classes at HFCC. For some students, certain types of military experience could count toward college credit. Counselors also provide support services and information on other benefits available to military students. Education benefits include many programs under the G.I. Bill.  One such program is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program which offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans.  The program pays for college tuition and provides a monthly stipend for living expenses while military students are in the program and assistance finding a job upon completion. To learn more about HFCC’s Office of Military and Veterans Services, visit http://www.hfcc.edu/campus_life/counseling/veterans.asp. Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn is a comprehensive public community college serving about 18,000 students each fall and winter semester in southeast Michigan.

Cleary University named to the “2013 Military Friendly Schools List”: Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has once again named Cleary University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. The Military Friendly Schools media and Web site, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country. A list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

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