By FHSU University Communications

HAYS, Kan. – For the 16th consecutive year, FHSU has been recognized for its investment in programs that improve the lives of veterans and military personnel, earning the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation from

Institutions that received the designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-24 survey, with 530 schools earning award-level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. FHSU attained the rank of Silver again this year.

“We strive to achieve the goal of being not only ‘military-friendly’ but also ‘military-focused’,” said Kelsi Broadway, assistant director of FHSU Online Recruitment & Military-Connected Student Services. “Using this survey as an annual tool to build from, we move new initiatives forward with the intentional purpose of improving our military-connected student experience at FHSU.”

The Military Friendly® program creates civilian opportunities for veterans and is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunities for the military community.

The 2023-24 Military Friendly® Schools list can be found at

Benefits at FHSU for military students include tuition assistance, Veteran Affairs benefits, Yellow Ribbon, and in-state tuition and scholarships. More information on military benefits can be found at