Augsburg named a top school by Military Advanced Education

image001Military Advanced Education has selected Augsburg as a top school in its 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities research study. A record number of schools responded to an extensive survey, and MAE staff evaluated each submission using strict criteria. Schools were evaluated by their achievement in military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support, and online support services.

The full Guide to Colleges & Universities will be published in a forthcoming issue of Military Advanced Education.

Recent veterans gain big tuition benefits

militaryWhen Augsburg College officials were preparing for the launch of the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, the hope was that veterans who qualified for full benefits would be able to attend Augsburg For Adults classes for little or nothing.

Now they will be able to get an education for free under the legislation that went into affect on August 1.

Last week, the College received word from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that the maximum charge per credit hour had been raised for Minnesota veterans from $326.92 to $750. Continue reading “Recent veterans gain big tuition benefits”

Augsburg honors veterans and families

veteransOn Nov. 13, Augsburg College will hold a reception and celebration for students, faculty, and staff who are currently serving members of the military, their families, or veterans. This event will honor the military service of these members of the Augsburg community, give them a chance to connect with fellow veterans, and inform them of various benefits available.

“Providing an opportunity for this population to build community is one of the reasons for this event,” says Michael Bilden, director of adult admissions and part of the military benefits committee. The group formed last spring to discuss ways Augsburg can better support the needs of veterans and military service members. Continue reading “Augsburg honors veterans and families”

Challenges of combat veterans returning to college

militaryOn Tuesday, Feb. 5, Augsburg faculty and staff can learn about “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon,” the Minnesota National Guard’s reintegration program for returning soldiers. Chaplain John Morris (Lt. Col.) will explain how the program provides benefits and resources to ease the returnees’ reintegration into families and communities. The event takes place from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium.

Nearly 80 military veterans or currently-serving military members are enrolled at Augsburg — one of the highest number at any private college in Minnesota. In order to help faculty and staff understand the relatively high risks for difficulty in college, especially among veterans returning from high-stress deployment, Morris — along with a mental health specialist and a returning veteran — will talk about the challenges and issues faced by these students. Continue reading “Challenges of combat veterans returning to college”

Augsburg Honors Its Veterans

militaryOn Nov. 8, Augsburg College will hold a reception and celebration for students, faculty, and staff who are currently serving members of the military, their families, or veterans. This event will honor the military service of these members of the Augsburg community, give them a chance to connect with fellow veterans, and inform them of various benefits available.

“Providing an opportunity for this population to build community is one of the reasons for this event,” says Michael Bilden, director of adult admissions and part of the military benefits committee. The group formed last spring to discuss ways Augsburg can better support the needs of veterans and military service members. Continue reading “Augsburg Honors Its Veterans”