For the third consecutive year, Henry Ford College (HFC) earned selection to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools ® list by Victory Media, the definitive media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
HFC is in the Top 15 Percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that work to ensure the educational success of America’s military service members, veterans and spouses and dependents. The survey weighting, methodology and resulting schools list is independently certified by Ernst & Young.
“Earning the 2014-15 Military Friendly Schools ® designation puts HFC in the Top 15 Percent of all eligible schools approved for G.I. Bill funding and tells prospective students HFC is pre-vetted with leading programs and policies to support military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president of Victory Media.
In 2012, HFC established the Office of Military and Veterans Service, located in the Welcome Center on the main campus. Veterans can speak to a counselor about their education benefits and how it pertains to taking classes at HFC, use the computers, as well as gather information on other military benefits. Some veterans’ military experience may even equate into a college credit(s). For more information, please visit https://www.hfcc.edu/veterans.
The academic advising team at the HFC Welcome Center assists students in achieving academic success. HFC also provides dedicated counselors to assist in the transition of veterans from military to civilian life. All counselors can assist veterans with the following:
· Identifying an educational program of study;
· Exploring career possibilities;
· Assisting with service-connected issues;
· Providing personal counseling; and
· Making referrals to appropriate support services.
Additionally, Napoleon Quick, an HFC counselor and veteran, is available to help veterans with their personal needs in addition to HFC matters.
HFC is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to certify enrollment in degree programs under the following educational benefit programs:
· Montgomery GI Bill;
· Post-9/11 GI Bill;
· VetSuccess/Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program;
· Chapter 1606 & 1607 Selected Reservist or National Guard Program and Reserve Education Assistance (REAP); and
· Survivors’ and Dependents (DEA) Educational Assistance program.
“I am very proud that we have been named a Military Friendly School for the third year in a row. That speaks volumes of the dedicated people here at the College who are determined to help the men and women who have served their country in the military and have given up so much make the transition to civilian life,” said HFC President Dr. Stan Jensen.
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