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Proud to Support Veterans
Burlington College was founded with the veteran in mind.
The founding President, Dr. Steward LaCasce, started Burlington College with 14 full-time students, all returning Vietnam veterans, taking classes in his living room. He established Burlington College to create an intimate environment where students could discuss, debate and participate in their education. Veterans, he felt, needed an alternative to the large universities where they got lost in the crowd or overwhelmed with bureaucracy. Burlington College was recognized among the Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities 2010-2011.
Today, Burlington College has grown to over 200 students, but the founding principles remain the same:
- Commitment to Veterans -
Burlington College recognizes that as a veteran, you will bring diversity, maturity and leadership skills to the classroom setting. We are appreciative of your service to our nation and are a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. In addition to your Post 9-11 GI benefits (Chapter 33), the Yellow Ribbon Program bridges the gap between your benefits and the actual cost of tuition and fees. In combination with funds from the Veterans Administration, Burlington College provides an additional grant to ensure that you have no out-of-pocket expenses for your college tuition and fees.
- Creativity and Flexibility - Our faculty and staff understand the unique needs of veterans and active members of the Armed Forces and will actively work with each student to accommodate your personal life circumstances. Should you need accommodations made for your annual, vocational or professional training, or for a deployment, we’ll work with you to find a solution that best suits your needs. You can study on campus or take a class remotely. We can offer accelerated courses, mini-classes and workshops.
- Seamless Transition - We recognize that you are ready to move forward with your education without the hassles of bureaucracy and red tape. Our hands-on approach to advising, in combination with our single point of access for financial aid and benefit management, allow you to move seamlessly into your studies. Our financial aid counselor will advise you of the state and federal educational benefits afforded to veterans. They will walk you through step-by-step paperwork and the requirements for each entitlement. Your advisor will review your military transcripts for potential transfer credits. Additionally, we have a Veteran Outreach Coordinator on campus to act as an advocate and resource for our veteran students.
- Small Class Sizes - The average class size at Burlington College is eight students. The seminar-style approach ensures that students have a chance to participate in their classes and get involved with discussions and debates;
- A Relevant and Rewarding Curriculum - Students collaborate with professors to individualize learning options or to create their own majors. At Burlington College, we believe that it is YOUR education and we will work with you to harness your interests and passions;
Location, Location, Location
Burlington College is located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, where students have access to the freshest air in the United States! There are mountains nearby for hiking and skiing, Lake Champlain for fishing and boating, bike paths for biking and walking, and trails for mountain biking or four-wheeling--not to mention our own beach! The College is in close proximity to locations for the Air National Guard, the Army National Guard and the US Coast Guard.
In addition, the city of Burlington is home to an artsy, creative community. The music and art scene is vibrant and alive, and the college town atmosphere ensures plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with people from all around the world. If you need a “big city” fix, Boston and Montreal are just a few hours away.