Hat trick: Penn State named a military-friendly school for third year

G.I. Jobs magazine has designated Penn State a military friendly school for 2012. It is the third straight time the Pittsburgh-based publication has recognized the University's programs and services designed specifically to help active-duty military service-members and veterans pursue an education online through Penn State's World Campus.

To help the 8 million military service-members and veterans looking for an education, G.I. Jobs annually evaluates U.S. colleges and universities and selects those offering services helpful to these groups. The magazine first designated Penn State a military friendly school in 2010. The "2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools" will be published in September, and a list of these institutions also will be available at www.MilitaryFriendlySchools.com online.

Among Penn State's initiatives for service-members and veterans are a dedicated Admissions and Advising Team; a military grant-in-aid that reduces tuition for undergraduate courses and programs; and military scholarships. The University also participates in the Veterans Administration Yellow Ribbon Program.

Information about Penn State's online degree programs and services for military and veteran students is at www.worldcampus.psu.edu/Friendly10 online.

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Last Updated July 19, 2011