DEARBORN — Henry Ford College received the highest rating from the Lansing-based Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
The MVAA awarded HFC and 64 other schools in the state its “veteran-friendly” rating, but HFC also received the MVAA’s highest rating of gold level status, one of 44 in the state to receive that. ratings are based on a school’s commitment to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services.
The veteran-friendly designation is available to any educational institution eligible to receive veteran educational benefits, regardless of size, location or program delivery. Educational institutions apply annually for a designation, with an application and review process conducted every spring semester.
“We had outstanding applicants with more than half of this year’s veteran-friendly schools achieving a gold-level designation,” MVAA Director James Robert Redford said. “These colleges and universities have proven their dedication to the men and women who have served their country by ensuring they succeed in achieving their educational goals.”
The Veteran-Friendly School program, which was created by the MVAA last year, recognizes educational institutions for their dedication to student veterans, active-duty personnel and their dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.
“These rankings make it simple for veterans and their dependents to identify Michigan schools committed to helping them succeed,” said Redford. “Veterans will also know exactly what services are available to them when they walk onto campus.”
“We are very proud and humbled to achieve such a ranking from the MVAA,” HFC President Stan Jensen said. “Most importantly, we are prouder of the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country and choose to pursue their education at HFC.
“We are honored that they wish to study at HFC and look forward to helping them readjust to civilian life and succeed in their academic endeavors. This is the very least we can do for them to thank them for all of the sacrifices they have made for answering the call of duty.”
Student veterans or dependents with questions about G.I. Bill or other benefits should call 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) or go to www.michiganveterans.com. For further information about veterans services at HFC, contact Gail Bock at 313-845-9688 or [email protected]