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Oakton Named “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs

Oakton has been named a “military friendly school,” by G.I. Jobs magazine. The honor places the College in the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges, universities, and trade schools in recruiting and supporting military and veteran students.

The monthly magazine, published by Victory Media, surveyed more than 8,000 schools nationwide to compile its rankings. The list also appears in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Oakton offers veterans numerous benefits through programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, including the Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant, the Montgomery G.I. Bill, and the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

In addition, the College has a full-time Veteran and Workforce Specialist, Vince Donahue Jr., who serves as a liaison for veterans and other military personnel.

“We are passionate about assisting our veterans because they have literally put their lives on the line to defend our freedom,” said Donahue.

Visit www.oakton.edu/admission/applying/veterans, or contact Donahue at 847.635.2632 for more information.

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