In Louisville and around the world, roughly 1,500 veterans or those with direct ties to the military call themselves Cardinals. UofL provides these students with benefits, resources and a welcoming campus.
“[UofL] offers a great discount for military personnel as well as allowing us to intermingle with the other students on campus,” said Jayelyn Lewis, a cadet in the Army ROTC and graduate student. “You don’t feel like an outcast as a veteran, you feel like you fit right in with the students.”
Active duty military take classes at UofL’s Fort Knox campus while others around the world seek UofL degrees online.
“Some of them are pursuing an education because it helps them in their military service with promotion and advancement,” said UofL’s Director of Military Initiatives, Kyle Hurwitz. “Some of them are pursuing an education because they are cognizant that a degree will help them once they get out of the military.”
UofL, which has been named a “military friendly” school for 10 years in a row, offers veterans $250 per credit hour, meaning they can obtain their degrees almost for free.
“I think UofL does an outstanding job of [welcoming veterans], and they do more than enough,” said Spraggins. “I appreciate the support UofL has given veterans.”
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