HFCC receives Military Friendly Schools designation

DEARBORN – Henry Ford Community College was named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, which provides assistance for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

HFCC is in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to support America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus, according to Victory Media.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Henry Ford Community College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.

“HFCC is proud to receive this important designation,”HFCC President Gail Mee said. “Many of our military men and
women are now returning home and we are honored to serve them in every way possible as they pursue their educational goals.”

The HFCC Office of Military and Veteran Services offers services to military service members, veterans and their spouses. Counselors work with military students to help them access their education benefits and begin taking classes at HFCC.

For some students, certain types of military experience could count toward college credit. Counselors also provide support services and information on other benefits available to military students.

Education benefits include programs under the G.I. Bill. One such program is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program which offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans. The program pays for college tuition and provides a monthly stipend for living expenses while military students are in the program and assistance finding a job upon completion.

To learn more about HFCC’s Office of Military and Veterans Services, go to www.hfcc.edu/campus_life/counseling/veterans.asp.