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College designated military friendly
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Posted: 2012 Sep 28 - 00:51

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Indian River State College has been designated a military friendly school by Victory Media, which 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 and to ensure their success as students.

"Inclusion on the 2013 list of military friendly schools shows the commitment of Indian River State College to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president of Victory Media.

IRSC provides a wide range of services for veterans, including providing assistance in obtaining financial aid and certifying enrollment for the Montgomery GI Bill, and the vocational and rehabilitation employment program.

The college holds orientation sessions to explain veterans' education benefits and college processes, provides referrals to state and federal agencies and offers free career planning, advisement and tutoring services. IRSC student veterans benefit from joining the Student Veterans Organization.

The Veteran's Business Institute offers students the opportunity to earn a business certificate in a cohort group with other veterans, and to continue their education with an associate degree and bachelor's degree in a supportive environment.

Every aspects of IRSC is focused on enhancing student success with small classes, one-stop student services, convenient campuses and online courses, resulting in the college's ranking as the 10th top public regional college in the south by US News & World Report.

Tuition is affordable, and IRSC students benefit from many opportunities for scholarships and financial aid. IRSC was designated as the fifth most affordable college in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.

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