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Sept. 17, 2012

MSU named Military Friendly School

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University offers a wide range of programs designed to ease the transition for students who are coming to college after serving in the military.

Thanks to this supportive environment, MSU has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine, a publication that provides education, transition assistance and job opportunities for those making the transition from military to civilian life.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“We are proud to receive this award in recognition of MSU’s commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities, services and resources to student veterans and their family members,” said MSU Registrar Nicole Rovig.

At MSU, a number of programs are offered to help veterans make the transition to higher education, including:

  • An Office of Admissions liaison who helps veterans with the admissions process and communicates regularly with veteran support services across campus.
  • The Office of the Registrar offers many services for veterans, including assistance with the paperwork required for GI Bill® benefits, and certifying students’ enrollment in compliance with Department of Veterans Affairs regulations.
  • Financial aid programs designed specifically for veterans, including one for disabled veterans.
  • A course designed to help student veterans, active duty military and their family members transition from military to civilian life.

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide.

For more information on programs MSU offers to help military veterans, visit


Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at