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UT works to help veteran students

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The University of Toledo is reaching out to veterans and making itself more non-traditional student-friendly.

UT currently has 2,500-3,000 students considered non-traditional.

"The adult populations are very valuable," said Dr. Corey Stine, interim director of adult transfer and military admission. "We need learners that can meet the jobs of tomorrow. Adults want to go back to school, they just don't know how and it's a really good situation where we can get a win-win."

Veterans make up a large part of UT's non-traditional student population. The transition from life in the military to higher education is something the university can help with. Online classes can be taken by service men and women while they're overseas, and there are programs and scholarships available.

"Education is part of the challenge that they face when they come back from a military service to the civilian life," explained Lt. Haraz Ghanbari, UT's military liaison. "Here in the Military Service Center, what we do is we work with them on finding the best course of action so they have the best chance to succeed in their education endeavors."

UT has been named a ‘military-friendly university' four years in a row. Helping vets when they come home from serving is a top priority for the school.

"Our setup for veterans, our commitment to veterans, our university president is a former marine," Lt. Ghanbari said. "We have a lot of folks across this campus that really value the experience that men and women that have served this country bring back when they enter the classroom.

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