Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Silver Scroll Aquinas College would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all service members, veterans and military families. Recently, Aquinas received silver-level ranking as a Veteran-Friendly school by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for meeting the following criteria:

  • Established process for identification of current student veterans
  • Military Friendly Silver Designation 23-24Veteran-specific website
  • Veteran-specific career services, resources, advising and/or outcome monitoring
  • System to evaluate and award credit based on prior military training and experience
  • Monitoring and evaluation of student veteran academic retention, transfer and graduation rates

The transition from the military to Aquinas wasn’t difficult for military veteran Chris Calcagno. “AQ has a warm and supportive atmosphere,” Chris says. “And there is someone to help you budget and fill out all the G.I. Bill forms. The classes are small, so you really get to know everyone. And there are other veterans.”

He continues, “If you just want a degree to get a job, you can do that anywhere; but Aquinas offers an education that will influence the way you see and think about the world. Aquinas doesn’t just help you get a job, it also helps you live.”

Colleges of Distinction Military Support Badge 2023-2024

Aquinas’ Veteran Certification Officer is available to sit down with you to help you understand and utilize the educational benefits you may be eligible to receive. Call 616-632-2893 or email finaid@aquinas.edu.

For additional information, please visit the Veterans Administration Benefits page.

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