American InterContinental University (AIU®) is proud to announce that it has been named a Top School in Military Advanced Education's (MAE) 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities. The accolade, which AIU has received eight years in a row, recognizes the university as a standout in serving military service members, veterans and their families in four key areas: military culture, on-campus and online support services, financial aid and flexibility. "AIU is proud to serve those who have given so much of themselves to serve our country. We believe our military students and their families should have access to a quality postsecondary education that honors their service, provides scheduling flexibility and helps support their unique needs," said Dr. George Miller, President of AIU. "Being named a Top School by Military Advanced Education for another year is truly an honor that pays tribute to our commitment to all of our students, and especially our military and veteran students." MAE's Guide to Colleges & Universities is designed to provide a comprehensive research tool to assist service members, education services officers and transition officers in exploring postsecondary education choices. Over the years AIU has developed a range of initiatives designed to best serve those who serve our country, as well as their families, including:
- Anytime, Anywhere Flexibility: AIU Online offers 24/7 access to course materials, discussions, lectures, the online library and other resources to provide a program that works with military students' schedules no matter where they call home, even if they're deployed overseas.
- Military-friendly Policies: AIU's deployment hold policy allows students to put their education on hold for the length of their deployment and return when it ends.
- Transfer Credit: Military students and veterans can receive credit for eligible experience and training through the ACE (American Council on Education) credit evaluation system and AIU's own Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. AIU also evaluates each student's prior college credit, CLEP and DANTES exam scores, and any certifications they may already hold to determine which program criteria may have already been met.
- Financial Assistance for Military Students and Families: AIU offers reduced tuition rates for service members and veterans and also awards grants equal to up to 10 percent of the cost of tuition for eligible military and veteran spouses. Financial aid advisors who specialize in assisting military students and veterans can assist students in understanding the benefits available to them through programs such as the AIU Veterans Grant and Yellow Ribbon Grant.