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Grand Valley again named a 'Best for Vets' university

Posted on November 10, 2015

Grand Valley State University has been named a “Best for Vets” college by Military Times for the second year in a row. 

Grand Valley joins 125 colleges and universities throughout the country that are included on the 2016 list of four-year schools

Released just prior to the November 11 celebration of Veterans Day, the list is based on an evaluation of the many factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, veterans and their families. It is also based on an assessment of success rates of veterans and military students. 

The ranking was compiled from a survey submitted by each institution of services, resources and financial incentives offered to military members and student veterans, and information from the U.S. Department of Education, including academic success measures. 

This is the latest recognition for Grand Valley's support of veterans. In August, the university received gold status — the highest status — from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for its dedication to student veterans and dependents of G.I. Bill and other education benefits. 

About the Grand Valley Student Veterans Network

Grand Valley provides in-state tuition for veterans and active military members who are stationed in Michigan. The university is a member of the Consortium of Michigan Veteran Educators, a statewide network of institutions that works to support military members and veterans. Grand Valley is also part of the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” initiative through the U.S. Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs and the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative, which supports veterans by locating resources to help them become successful as they transition into civilian life. 

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