Helping our vets

Ferris offers assistance to student veterans

Ferris State University is known for its veteran program, it has earned the MVAA’s gold-level ranking, making Ferris a great school for veterans to attend.

According to Jacob Schrot, the Veteran Resource Representative, Ferris offers veterans many amenities, such as, a veterans scholarship, priority registration, a Veteran Resource Center (VRC), help navigating benefits and applying for VA healthcare and disability claims, retrieval of military records and even support events hosted by the Student Veterans of America chapter.

“The VRC is a place where veterans can interact with other veterans,” Schrot said. “They use the space to study, access computers and printers, or even just a place to take a break between classes.”

Most veterans attend Ferris for the advanced technical programs, like automotive technology, heavy equipment, welding, manufacturing, construction management, HVACR, information security or even criminal justice. According to Schrot, there are many jobs in the military that are relatable to these programs.

“Many veterans are here to complete their degree and make the transition to a career, like most students,” Schrot said.

There are believed to be an estimated 325-350 Veteran students on the main campus and 125-150 taking online classes.

“There are even quite a few veterans on campus that are still serving in the National Guard or Reserves, including many students in the ROTC program,” Schrot said.