When it is time to get back into civilian life, earn a degree on the new G.I. Bill (http://www.todaysgibill.org/), and prepare yourself for life after military service, consider enrolling at Holy Cross College.
We offer a personal environment where you can develop lasting relationships with your professors and advisors. Some of our professors and members of our administration are veterans also. Senior Vice President, Dr. Tina Holland, is a Naval Academy graduate, our Dean of Faculty, Dr. Justin Watson was in the Army, and me, Dan Cochran, Dean of Students, was also in the Navy. I have volunteered to be a special liaison for veterans to help answer your questions and ease your transition into college life.
If you are waiting for your VA Education Benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made funds available for Veteran students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed. Eligible veterans can receive up to a $3000 advance, which will be recouped from future benefit payments. If you are a student who applied for one of VA's education programs and have not yet received your monthly benefit payment, you can request a one-time advance payment at your local VA Regional Office or through VA's website, www.va.gov.
Why Holy Cross?
There is a strong emphasis at the College on experiential learning. Experiences such as internships, community service projects, international travel and our senior Capstone presentation help individuals discern their next step in life.
What's more, we are a Catholic institution with a strong sense of spirituality. I believe that prayer, meditation and reflection are practices that help everyone live a better, more grounded life. I believe a spiritual life can be particularly important for veterans to help process where you have been, what you have seen, and what you plan to do in the future.
We can offer individual help to veterans in areas such as financial aid, academic advising, and tutoring in writing and math. Also, at Holy Cross, living in the dorms is your choice, not a requirement of all freshmen.
As a liberal arts college, many of our classes provide a small discussion-oriented learning environment where the individual is respected and the unique experiences and perspectives of each class member adds richness to the conversation.
Holy Cross College is a small campus where everyone knows each other by their first names, however, we are also located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Being in a big university town allows you to take advantage of public lectures, performances, sporting and cultural events.
I hope you will consider Holy Cross College. If you are interested please contact me and I can answer any questions you may have about us and how we can serve you. Thanks.
Dan Cochran, Dean of Students--Just click here to contact me
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