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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Veterans Education Flexibility Act during a news conference held Monday in the college’s Office of Veterans Services.  Members of the Canisius community, veterans and several student veterans were in attendance for the announcement.  The bill would remove time limits veterans have to use the education benefits earned from their service. Monday was the anniversary of the signing of the original GI Bill.  Read more about the bill here.

Congressman Brian Higgins addresses the media at the Office of Veteran Services at Canisius College

“Canisius instituted the Office of Veterans Services in March 2011 to meet the needs of a growing student veteran population,” said President John J. Hurley.  “We are proud to provide our veterans with excellent undergraduate and graduate options that are flexible, affordable and meet their educational goals.”

Canisius continues to receive high marks for its support of military veteransThe college earned the seventh spot among 49 regional universities in the North on U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges for Veterans” ranking for 2015. This is the third consecutive year the college has been in the top ten in this category.  To be considered for this ranking, schools must be certified for the GI Bill and designated as a Yellow Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Additionally, Canisius was designated as a 2015 “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned business and publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine and the Guide to Military Friendly Schools.  This is the fifth consecutive year the college has earned this designation.

WGRZ TV Channel 2, WKBW TV Channel 7 (,Time Warner Cable News and WBFO Radio ( covered the news conference.

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