Maryville College welcomes Veterans, Service Members, and dependents interested in completing a college education!
Maryville College is committed to supporting and assisting Veterans, active-duty Service Members, Guardsmen, Reservists, and their family members in the pursuit of a college education. As a "Got Your 6" school, as well as a participant in the Department of Veteran Affairs "Principles of Excellence" program and US Department of Education "8 Keys to Veterans' Success," Maryville College is recognized as a military-friendly school and was the first private institution named as a TN VETS campus in 2016.
Maryville College welcomes veterans who wish to attend as full-time students, and who are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines the amount of each individual veteran's benefits. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, the VA and Maryville College will cover 100% of the cost of veterans' tuition and fees.
In the words of the College Administration:
Veterans add important dimensions to the Maryville College experience. The life experience and professional skills developed in the military give our veterans context and insight that improve discussions in and out of class. Many of them have lived and worked in other countries, which provides important perspectives on issues. Maryville College’s mission is to prepare students to dedicate lives of creativity and service to the peoples of the world. Our veterans exemplify that mission. We are grateful for their service and proud to welcome them as part of the Maryville College community.
.......Tom Bogart, Maryville College President
'Maryville College prepares students for lives of citizenship and leadership as we challenge each one to search for truth, grow in wisdom, work for justice, and dedicate a life of creativity and service to the peoples of the world.' This is the mission statement of Maryville College, and everything we do as an institution hangs on these words. Our students can expect, therefore, to have these transformational experiences, and our student veterans can play valuable roles in the accomplishment of this mission. Veterans have a lot to teach the rest of us about life, loyalty, courage, commitment, and much else. The “Got Your 6” program is one of many ways for Maryville College to promise in a very visible way that we will learn and grow, right along with our veterans, into the institution of choice in Tennessee for veterans desiring an affordable and strong undergraduate education.
.......Vandy Kemp, Dean of Students