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American InterContinental UniversityTM Named Top Military Friendly School for 6th Straight Year

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For the sixth year in a row, American InterContinental UniversityTM (AIU) has been named one of the country’s Military Friendly(R) Schools for its ongoing commitment to providing military students and their families the opportunities and support they need to achieve their educational goals. The recognition comes from Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly(R) group of education and career resources for veterans and their families, and the ratings and resources are designed to provide servicemembers transparent and accurate information to help them make decisions about their educational opportunities.

“AIU feels honored to serve so many military and veteran students, and we are committed to supporting the unique needs that many military students and their families have as they pursue their postsecondary education goals,” said Dr. George Miller, president of AIU. “Being named to the Military Friendly(R) Schools list for six years in a row is a testament to our dedication to providing educational programs and an environment that welcomes these students and partners with them along their educational journey.”

The 2015 Military Friendly(R) list recognizes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military servicemembers, veterans and spouses as students. Developed through more than a decade of proprietary research, the list is derived mathematically from survey submissions that include responses to more than 100 questions that define what it takes to successfully attract and support the military community. This includes such things as offering programs especially in demand by military and veteran students and having robust distance-learning options.

A Reputation for Military and Veteran Support

AIU provides a unique learning environment with opportunities tailored to the needs of military students, veterans and their families and has received additional recognition on the Military Times Edge “Best for Vets” list and from Military Advanced Education magazine.

Over the years, AIU has developed a range of initiatives to improve our service to those who serve our country and their families, including:

  • Financial Assistance for Military Students and Families: AIU offers reduced tuition rates for all servicemembers and veterans to provide affordable access to higher education to its military students. The university also awards grants to military and veteran spouses that are equal to up to 10 percent of the cost of tuition. Financial aid advisors who specialize in assisting military students and veterans are also available to help students understand the benefits available to them through the AIU Veterans Grant and Yellow Ribbon Grant.
  • Credit for Military and Work Experience: AIU works with military students and veterans to bring in credits they earned with eligible experience and training through the ACE (American Council on Education) credit evaluation system and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). AIU also evaluates students’ prior college credit, CLEP and DANTES exams, and any certifications they may already hold.
  • Flexible and Accessible Programs Available to Students Anytime, Anywhere: AIU online offers 24/7 access to course materials, discussions, lectures, our online library and other resources. In addition, our proprietary adaptive learning technology, called intellipathTM, provides students with personalized learning opportunities that let them skip over what they already know and focus on areas they have yet to master.
  • Participation in Top Military Organizations: AIU demonstrates military support through integration with a variety of key organizations that benefit military personnel, including the Council of Colleges and Military Educators (CCME), the Enlisted Association of the National Guard (EANGUS) of the United States, the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) and the Association of Naval Service Officers (ANSO).
  • Career Assistance for Post-Graduation Success: AIU career coaches provide one-on-one support for job placement assistance, interview preparation, resume writing, networking and more in order to help our military and veteran graduates transition into civilian jobs.

“We take special measures to equip faculty and staff to welcome, accommodate and support the thousands of military personnel and veterans who choose AIU,” said Dr. Miller. “Understanding the sacrifices our military and veteran students have made to protect our nation, AIU aims to do its part to honor this service by helping these students take the next steps in pursuing postsecondary education.”

For more information on AIU and its military- and veteran-friendly programs, visit: www.aiuniv.edu/military.

The methodology and survey process to develop the Military Friendly(R) list are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP, providing service members the transparent, accurate information needed to make decisions about post-military opportunities. For more information on the Military Friendly(R) Schools list, visit http://militaryfriendly.com/.

About American InterContinental University:

Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, healthcare, IT, design, criminal justice and education at campuses in Atlanta and Houston and an Internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Additional information is available at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation network of colleges, universities and institutes. For more information, visit www.aiuniv.edu. American InterContinental University cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures.

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