Park University to Assist Active Duty Service Members Affected by Changes to Tuition Assistance Qualifications
June 27, 2019 — Park University, which has supported U.S. military service members since 1918 when it accepted students who were inducted into the War Department’s Student Army Training Corps, is stepping in to assist active duty U.S. service members who may be impacted by restrictions on federal tuition assistance.
Park University understands the challenges these students face and has offered its support by announcing that it will waive the tuition of one class (up to three credit hours) for any active duty service member, guard or reservist who is enrolled with the University for its Fall semester or Fall I term, which begins on Monday, Aug. 19, after tuition assistance, GI Bill® benefits and federal student aid benefits have been exhausted. For new military students, the University also waives the admission fee for all members of the military.
Active duty service members can take advantage of this offer by enrolling online at military.park.edu or by calling the University’s Office of Admissions at (888) 319-9522. Questions about the offer should be referred to Sarah Weygand, director of military and veteran student services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Park Global Warrior Center at email@example.com.
This is not the first time Park University has provided assistance to members of the nation’s military enrolled in colleges and universities across the country. In 2013, Park offered emergency scholarships to active duty military students who weren’t eligible for GI Bill® benefits during the federal government’s sequestration, and earlier this year, the University offered assistance to members of the U.S. Coast Guard affected by the federal government shutdown.
Park University currently serves more than 16,000 students annually at 42 campuses in 22 states and online. Thirty-three of Park’s campuses are located on military installations across the country. It maintains a long-standing relationship with the U.S. military, and since 2009, Park has received international recognition by various military-related publications as a top military friendly college/university and a “Best for Vets” private college/university in the country.