TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Institute of Technology is among the nation's Best Colleges for Veterans, according to the 2015 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. In its second year providing these rankings U.S. News & World Report again recognized Florida Tech for its support of veterans, active-duty servicemembers and their dependents.
To be ranked by U.S. News, universities must be certified for the GI Bill®, belong to the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
At Florida Tech, military students can also access benefits including:
- Special military tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for active-duty servicemembers, selected Reserves, National Guard servicemembers and their spouses
- 10% savings on undergraduate tuition rates for veterans and their spouses, as well as dependents of deceased or disabled veterans
- 10% savings on graduate tuition rates for active duty, selected Reserves, National Guard, Veterans and their spouses, as well as dependents of deceased or disabled veterans
- Military personnel can exit and re-enter online programs without penalty during temporary duty assignments.
"It's a tremendous honor to once more be recognized for supporting our servicemembers," said Brian Ehrlich, Associate Vice President of Online Learning at Florida Tech, which is also ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News and has been named as "military-friendly" by G.I. Jobs.
Florida Tech's 100% online degree programs and for-credit graduate certificates offer 24/7 access to downloadable professor-led video lectures from a desktop, laptop or mobile device, powered by Bisk Education.
Military students can choose from dozens of in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs available online, including multiple Master of Business Administration specializations, Information Technology/Cybersecurity, Supply Chain Management, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security.
"It's a point of pride for us to be able to deliver high-quality, convenient education to active-duty servicemembers and veterans," Ehrlich said.
Visit www.floridatechonline.com or call 855-300-1469 to learn more about Florida Tech's benefits for military personnel and veterans.
About Florida Tech
Florida Tech is a regionally accredited university that is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report and is also ranked among the top 200 universities in the world by Times Higher Education. It is also rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named a best buy in Barron's Best Buys in College Education. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech has more than 60,000 alumni. Its main campus is located on 130 subtropical acres in Melbourne, Florida, on the state's famous Space Coast.
About Bisk Education, Inc.
Founded in 1971 by Nathan M. Bisk, Bisk Education is one of the world's leading providers of higher education online. Bisk is a leader in facilitating the online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Individual enrollments in universities' online programs that are powered by Bisk's technology and support services have surpassed 757,000 individual enrollments, representing more than 185,000 students – making Bisk one of the largest facilitators of e-learning in the country.
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 Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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