Veteran Services

A ‘Military Friendly School’

Learning Alliance Corporation (LAC) has been officially recognized as a Military Friendly School. According to, Military Friendly® Schools “Strive towards and succeed in the areas that matter most in helping veterans make the transition from the military to school and, ultimately, satisfying careers in the civilian world. Earning the designation shows that your school meets the minimum criteria.”. 

Supporting US veterans has always been important to LAC and being officially recognized as a Military Friendly School is an honor.  “We believe that this is the very cornerstone of creating sustainable civilian opportunities for veterans. Because without demand for their talent, veterans are left with nothing more than periodic scraps of interest out of gratitude for their service; out of corporate social responsibility; not based in them providing real value to the organizations they join,” said Military Friendly 

“As a Veteran myself, I work hard every day to ensure my brothers and sisters in arms have a pathway to success after their transition. It was hard for me to find something fulfilling after military life, so I understand the struggle. It is my hope that our dedication to our Veteran students provides a small chance at clarity for their career goals by giving them an opportunity to enter a high skill, high waged profession upon graduation.” said Fred Arnold, LAC Director of Operations. 

LAC will continue to work hard to uphold the title of Military Friendly. These hardworking individuals deserve the chance to succeed and that is exactly what LAC aims to provide. 

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. The Military Friendly® Company survey investigates and identifies the organizations whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact. From hiring and career advancement to customer service and charitable investment, Military Friendly® Companies lead the way. Learn more at 

Learning Alliance’s Director of Operations Fred Arnold wrote the  U.S. Department of Education in regard to LAC’s Dedication to the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success. With so many of our students being veterans themselves, it is important that we highlight the Institutions backing of those who have served. With all that in mind, these are the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success.

“Learning Alliance dedicates itself to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our institution. Providing high skill, high wage job potential for Veterans and their families is a true aspect of that mission and vision. When our colors show up, it means jobs. When our name is mentioned, it means futures. We are proud to accept the 8 Keys to Veterans Success and all that comes with it.”
Fred Arnold, Director of Operations, Learning Alliance Corporation

The 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success

  1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
  2. Ensure consistent and sustained support for veterans from campus leadership.
  3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become
  4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space (even if limited in size).
  5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
  6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention and degree
  7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
  8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.

We here at LAC will continue to back the armed forces and look forward to seeing future accomplishments that veterans can obtain by being a part of our organization.

General Information

We are here to help you understand how your VA benefits work at LAC. The following information can help you get you started.

eBenefits is a VA system to help you manage all of your benefits. The system has a vast array of functionality-from tracking your VA payments, applying for compensation, downloading VA memos, to refilling your prescriptions and downloading your military personnel file.

St. Petersburg Regional VA Office
We are fortunate enough to have a VA regional office right here in Pinellas County. At the VA regional office you can meet with service organizations to help with compensation claims, apply for Vocational Rehabilitation or seek service for insurance, loan guaranty, and pensions.​

GI Bill Comparison Tool
Learn about education programs and compare benefits by school​.

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Many veterans, including those without a service connected disability, can use the VA hospital for care.

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
Many veterans, including those without a service connected disability, can use the VA hospital for care.
This is the official site for VA matters. This will be your launching point for learning about anything VA related.​

The Vet Center
The Vet Center provides various types of counseling free of charge and all services are strictly confidential. Vet Center counselors, many of whom are veterans themselves, are experiences and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis line is a free service open to any veteran in a mental health crisis and in need support, regardless of VA affiliation or character of discharge. Responders are available 24/7 to take phone calls, texts or chats from veterans in crisis or from friends and family whom are supporting a veteran in crisis.

In accordance with DoE 34 CFR section 668, Learning Alliance Corporation does not practice fraudulent or aggressive recruiting tactics.