Saint Leo Honored as a Military-Friendly University

January 27, 2009

Saint Leo Honored as a Military-Friendly University Saint Leo University is pleased to announce it has been honored by Military Advanced Education magazine as one of the 2008 Top Military-Friendly College and Universities.

This is the second annual ranking of this type by Military Advanced Education and Saint Leo has been included each time.

The competition was more intense for the second ranking, though, as more than 2,000 colleges and universities applied for the honor. The schools named as honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges from the military and the field of education. Judges evaluated each institution’s policies toward men and women in uniform seeking higher education.

Saint Leo University has a 35-year tradition of providing higher education services to our men and women in the military. Adult students enroll in classes at our main campus; at more than 40 continuing education sites, including many on or near military bases; through our Center for Online Learning; and through our Distance Learning program, which was created for students who do not have regular access to classrooms or to the Internet.

Saint Leo will continue to carry out its commitment to the military with the same creativity and dedication that has characterized our first 35 years of service.

In this challenging economic environment, Saint Leo is offering a special voucher to active-duty military students enrolled through the Center for Online Learning for textbooks and course materials. The vouchers permit these students to obtain up to $200 worth of books and materials at no cost each semester.

Saint Leo is also attuned to the educational needs and aspirations of family members. At selected centers, SLU is offering a special tuition rate to spouses of military members. The special rate offer permits a spouse who is enrolled in a degree program to take a third course tuition-free, after completing two previous courses, explained Dr. Edward Dadez, vice president for Continuing Education and Student Services.
“We are also initiating a number of refer-a-friend programs,' Dadez said. “It is our belief that our best ambassadors are our current successful students who are in the military who will strongly recommend Saint Leo University to their friends and family.'

For more information, prospective students are encouraged to speak to advisers at our centers and offices, and at our Center for Online Learning.