Wagner named ‘Military Friendly School’

Wagner named ‘Military Friendly School’

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2011 — G.I. Jobs magazine announced today that, for the second year in a row, Wagner College had been named to its prestigious list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors those colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
The Military Friendly Schools list includes the top 20 percent of American schools, according to G.I. Jobs.
Wagner College was named a Military Friendly School, in part, because of its participation in the U.S. Veterans Administration’s Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows schools like Wagner to voluntarily fund tuition expenses for military personnel and veterans that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses, and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.