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UMT Designated A "2015 Military Friendly® School" by G.I. Jobs

ARLINGTON, Virginia, September 23, 2014

2014 Military Friendly SchoolUMT is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a "2015 Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine. UMT has won the "Military Friendly School" title four years consecutively. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. UMT will be listed in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October 2014. It is also included in the online listing at militaryfriendly.com. See UMT's listing at: gijobs.com/school/university-of-management-and-technology-the-1.

"Inclusion on the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools shows University of Management and Technology's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students." says Sean Collins, Vice President for G.I. Jobs. "Colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served."

The 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a free, data-driven, survey of more than 10,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the lists are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Complete survey methodology is available at http://militaryfriendly.com/methodology/schools. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendly.com/advisory-board/schools.

UMT offers need-based military scholarships for military personnel and their dependents and veterans. Qualified military personnel and veterans can earn a degree without any out-of-pocket expense after TA, GI Bill, or DANTES benefits are applied. A free-of-charge Textbook Loan Program is available for active duty personnel and dependents residing with them who are granted the UMT Military Scholarship. Up to 75% of the required hours for an undergraduate and 50% for a graduate degree can be transferred. UMT follows the AARTS, CCAF and SMART credit guidelines. It accepts CLEP and DSST scores for college credit.

UMT is an LOI school in the GoArmyEd system and a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. UMT is a university participant in USAF's Air University's Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program. UMT is a strategic partner of Defense Acquisition University (DAU). UMT is named "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and also named as one of the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 "Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities" by Military Advanced Education magazine.

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