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POSTED: October 2, 2012 6:00 p.m.

SAVANNAH — For the second consecutive year, Savannah Technical College has been designated as a military-friendly school.

The ranking puts SavTech among the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the country that embrace military-service members, veterans and spouses as students. There are 1,739 institutions included in the 2013 list, compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The list is at militaryfriendlyschools.com.

Savannah Tech, located adjacent to Hunter Army Air Field, is the only Georgia college or university to offer classes and enrollment services in the Army Education Center at Fort Stewart. For the academic year that ended June 30, Savannah Technical College enrolled 755 military/veteran students.

“We are honored to serve our military students,” college President Dr. Kathy Love said. “We work hard to support them in the classroom and with services that help them be successful.”

This year, Savannah Tech is participating in the Yellow-Ribbon Scholarship program that offers tuition waivers each year for qualifying out-of-state veterans under the Post-9/11 G. I Bill. The scholarship covers 50 percent of out-of-state tuition that is not covered under the regular Post 9/11 Tuition and Fee Assistance. In turn, the Veteran’s Administration will match the scholarship dollar for dollar for the remaining out-of-state tuition charges.

Information about services available for military students and families is available at savannahtech.edu/MilitaryFriendly.

 

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