2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities measures military culture, financial aid, flexibility and online support services

LENEXA, Kan.—For the eighth consecutive year, Grantham University was awarded the designation of a Top School by Military Advanced Education (MAE) in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities. The guide, which measures best practices in military and veteran education, is in the December issue of MAE, to be delivered mid-month and also available online at www.mae-kmi.com

The MAE Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies in place at more than 600 institutions of all categories, including community colleges, state universities, online universities and nationally known centers for higher education. It provides students with information about institutions that “go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE editor.

MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool for military veterans. Now in its eighth year, the program evaluates higher education institutions based on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating for each category is represented in a summary dashboard. The information enables prospective students to target schools that follow best practices in military education, Fodel said.

“For Grantham to again receive this honor in acknowledgement of our ongoing work with military students and veterans is a tribute to our commitment to make education accessible to all, particularly those who have served our country,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations at Grantham University. “Grantham was founded more than 60 years ago by a veteran, and today is fortunate to have many military veterans on our staff and faculty. Suffice it to say that we thoroughly understand the needs of veterans.” 

Grantham has a dedicated Veteran Services Department focused on helping students with education benefits, Cropsey said. In addition to guiding students through the process of applying for veterans’ education benefits, Grantham also offers numerous military scholarship opportunities and is Yellow Ribbon Program approved. With flexible online degree and certificate programs and college credit for military training, Grantham makes it easier for military service members to fit education into their rigorous military schedule.

The MAE Guide serves as a tool for students and their advisors. “We want to help the military student make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information," Fodel said.

Learn more about Grantham's programs aimed at educating active duty military and reserve military, spouses and veterans by visiting our website.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The University has also been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute.