Have you ever wondered how many GI Bill beneficiaries are currently attending The Sullivan University System?
According to the new Comparison Tool found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, The System is currently educating 915 GI Bill beneficiaries (704 at all Sullivan University campuses, 121 at Spencerian College’s ** Louisville and Lexington campus, and 90 at Sullivan College of Technology and Design).
When comparing our efforts with other institutions of higher education, we can proudly state that educating military members and their families is one of our top priorities.
To summarize our dedication to serve the ones who serve, here are some facts:
- 2014 Military Friendly School List: Our university made the list once again this year. For details, you can review the entire list here.
- Single-point-of-contact for military admissions: University staff member with military background in charge of the process of admission for military students for all programs.
- VA Certifying Official on campus: University staff member with military background who has been certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to handle all educational claims.
- Student Veterans of America chapter on campus: Student veterans at Sullivan University formed chapter #227 and meet weekly to provide guidance, support and networking to all new/current student veterans.
- Military experience transfers to college credit: By using the Joint Services Transcript system, students receive college credit for military training according to the degree program.
- Military Grant: Student veterans who do not have tuition 100% covered may qualify for a military grant. The exact grant amount will be determined by financial planning.
- Special active duty military tuition rate: All students currently serving in active duty are automatically entitled to a reduced tuition rate of $130 per credit hour.
- All GI Bill benefits are welcome: We accept Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607 recipients.
- Yellow Ribbon Program participant: The university contribution is $8,500 for an unlimited number of students for all schools division at all degree levels.
If you have served in the United States Armed Forces, take advantage of the educational benefits offered to you. If you know of someone who has served, encourage he or she to go to college and use the benefits available to them. As a university, we are here to help you become a professional in your field of study.
About the Author:
Jorge A. Pazmiño is the military admissions officer at Sullivan University’s Louisville campus. In addition to his duties in the Office of Admissions, he is a member of the advisory board of Active Heroes, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to help military families through physical and mental therapy, home repairs, community outreach, financial assistance and reintegration to halt the triggering points and stress associated with “hard times” that lead to veteran suicide.
Prior to accepting his role at Sullivan University, Jorge worked in the financial services industry for several years while completing his higher education and serving in the U.S. Army. His military service includes a tour of duty to Iraq and many years as an OC/T (Observer Controller/Trainer), a subject matter expert in the areas of military training, military doctrine specific to war fighting functions. Jorge holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Sullivan University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Louisville.
In his spare time, Jorge enjoys his family, going to the gym, running marathons and always setting new personal goals to achieve.