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Penn College Receives ‘Military Friendly’ Designation

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s commitment to veterans has earned the institution “Military Friendly” status for the sixth consecutive year.

On Tuesday, Victory Media named Penn College as a Military Friendly School for 2015.

The designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are “doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation,” according to Victory Media.

Penn College again chosen as "Military Friendly" school.
Penn College again chosen as “Military Friendly” school.

The veteran-owned business compiles data-driven ratings to assist service members in choosing post-military education and career pursuits.

“Penn College is honored to once again earn military-friendly status,” said Dennis L. Correll, associate dean for admissions and financial aid. “The enrollment staff, from admissions to the academic schools, ensures that military personnel are guided with ease in their transition to the college. We’ve experienced significant growth in the number of veteran students and are proud to offer them the financial and educational resources that will lead to success.”

A total of 381 veterans, including 93 new students, are enrolled at Penn College for the Fall 2014 semester.

Penn College services and benefits available to veterans include:

  • Designated point of contact for counseling needs and career services
  • Separate student processing procedure with the assistance of veterans
  • In-state tuition cost
  • Waiver of application fee and tuition deposit
  • Outreach program for veteran-student families
  • Reduced fees at the Robert and Maureen Dunham Children’s Learning Center

The Military Friendly School designation is derived from extensive research and a survey of schools nationwide, which have been approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.

The free survey’s methodology, criteria and weightings are developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an academic advisory board, comprised of educators from schools across the country.

For more about Penn College, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, visit www.pct.edu, email admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.