For the ninth consecutive year, Felician University has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Top Military Friendly School for its commitment to providing a supportive environment for armed forces veterans and their families. Felician’s inclusion on the list ranks it in the top 10 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. Felician offers dedicated financial benefits to veterans and their families and has created distinctively tailored programs to help them achieve their academic goals.
“Our veterans bring many unique strengths to campus, but they also have specific needs. Walking onto a college campus after serving in the nation’s military can be a challenging transition for student veterans,” said Felician president, Dr. Anne Prisco. “We are proud to provide veterans and their family members with an easier transition to civilian life and help them on their path to future careers.”
Felician features a degree program specifically designed for veteran students, tutorial and career development services, and special Felician University military grants, in additional to military educational benefit programs. It has also built a Veterans Center at the University’s Lodi campus to provide an environment where veteran students can closely interact with their peers and share experiences.
Kevin Enriquez, president of the Felician University chapter of the Student Veterans of America, served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps for four years from 2012 to 2016. He decided to attend Felician University because, “Here at Felician University you develop a bond with the school, the faculty and classmates. You meet people that genuinely care for you and your post-military needs.”
The 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list is based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to surveys from participating institutions. Every year, ratings are determined by independent higher education and military recruitment leaders.
Felician University surpassed Military Friendly benchmark standards in the following categories: academic policies and compliance; admissions and orientation; culture and commitment; financial aid and assistance; graduation and career; military student support and retention.