National Veterans and Military Families Month is in November, and TROY is remembering the sacrifices that everybody associated with the military has made.
During the entire month, service families can apply to TROY free of charge, which is just a small way that they can be honored. To have the application fees waived, use promo code MIL2022.
“We not only want to be a partner with military members and their families, but we honor our military in this way to demonstrate our appreciation of what they do on our behalf as citizens,” said Buddy Starling, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management.
Additionally, TROY offers scholarships for active-duty military, Reservists and National Guard members and their immediate family. For students meeting those criteria, the Military and Family Scholarship keeps tuition rates for undergraduate and graduate degrees capped at the levels provided by the military’s tuition assistance, currently $250 per hour on the undergraduate level.
“We also recognize our fighting men and women – and their families – often have educational needs such as degree completion or pursuit of graduate degrees, and we want to be that educational partner of choice for them,” Starling said.
TROY has a diverse history of serving the military, dating back to the 1950’s when the university offered classes on base at Fort Rucker. Now into its 7th decade of service to the military, TROY provides online education all around the globe and at select military locations at home and abroad and has a broad network of student support centers to facilitate educational success.
Starling said TROY’s diverse degree inventory is well-tailored to military members, veterans and military families.
“Many of our degrees are well-positioned for our military students for use during and after their lives in the military,” he said.
On November 12, Troy Football hosts Army in what will be the school’s military appreciation day. In order to offer free tickets to active-duty and retired military members, the athletics department is running a ticket drive where they will match fan contributions ticket-for-ticket.
Due to their support of veterans, TROY has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report in multiple categories. These include the best online MBA programs for veterans and the top graduate business programs for veterans.
TROY partners with the Army in many programs, including an ROTC program, and the school also has ties with the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. This allows TROY to offer advising and teaching services on military bases both domestically and worldwide.
TROY for Troops is a program run to serve active-duty military and connect them to strong support links, which include student organizations and counselors at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was started by TROY First Lady Janice Hawkins, whose husband Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., is a Vietnam combat veteran of the Marine Corps.
For Veterans, Troy University offers the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program. VSOC provides financial counseling, aid finding employment and plenty of other information.
“At TROY, we want to assure the military-affiliated student experience is highly accessible, that they feel cared for, and that they realize the value of the four-year or master’s degree,” Starling said.
For more information on the services that TROY provides to active-duty and retired military, visit troy.edu/leadthecharge.