Delta ‘veteran friendly’ campus


In October, Delta College appeared on the 2013 Military Friendly Schools List for the second year in a row.

Put together by the reputable Victory Media firm, this list credits the top 15 percent of institutions of higher education and trade schools that significantly accept vets as students.

Being a veteran-owned business, Victory Media has a personal understanding of what veterans need to make that transition back into civilian life and the work force easier.

“Teachers go out of their way to help,” said Joe Crawford, 56, a student veteran.

Since the war in Afghanistan ended, many troops are returning to the U.S. and schools have seen a rapid increase in enrollment by vets.

“They are not asking for a lot after all they went through,” said Stan Rapada, a financial aid specialist with Financial Aid & Veterans Services.

Rapada said Delta can help veterans build a life and become productive citizens.

The post Sept. 11, 2001 G.I. Bill has given veterans almost unlimited financial means.

Vets can now enroll in any school if they are eligible academically.

As a result, more and more schools are tailoring and creating programs that accommodate. Delta offers programs and education as related to military life.

The school also offers financial aid and coursework that offer individual opportunities to military personal and their spouses.