Black Hills State University was recently named a Military Friendly® School. This designation indicates BHSU has exceptional military/veteran programs.
Greg Krajewski, veterans resource coordinator at BHSU, said the Military Friendly® honor is meaningful for the university and for students. BHSU earned the Bronze distinction for schools scoring within 30 percent of the 10th best school in their category.
“Although this is great news for our university, it's even better news for our students, as it shows we are an institution with a vested interest in making sure you, the veteran, and your dependents not only feel comfortable here, but are getting a world class education,” said Krajewski.
As mentioned in the national listing, BHSU offers reduced tuition of $246.35 per credit hour for all current and active military personnel. With the federal government tuition assistance of $250, the reduced rate covers the full cost of a military student’s education.
Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Military Friendly® Schools survey is the longest-running, most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students.
BHSU exceeded the Military Friendly® standards in all categories: academic policies and compliance, admission and orientation, culture and commitment, financial aid and assistance, graduation and career, and military support and retention.
Krajewski, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and retired S.D. Army National Guardsman, said veterans and their dependents experience a military friendly environment at BHSU with unlimited opportunities.
“BHSU is committed to providing programs and support to improve the lives of veterans through education, whether our military veterans enroll for a few classes or completing a degree onsite or online through our university,” said Krajewski.
The 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.