Lynn actively recruiting post-9/11 veterans
Published Jul. 23, 2009
Lynn University recently announced its participation in two government programs that will allow post 9-11 military veterans to seek bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Lynn tuition- and fee-free. As a part of the post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, and the inception of a Yellow Ribbon Program through the Veterans Association (VA), many veterans serving on or before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 can now attend Lynn for the same price as a much larger state institution.
Yolanda Martinez, a veteran (actively served from January 1999 to August 2003) pursuing an undergraduate degree in business followed by a MBA at Lynn, will be utilizing the Yellow Ribbon program this fall. With her current credits, Martinez will be a junior at Lynn. “Before the Yellow Ribbon program I didn’t think I could further my education. I didn’t know how I was going to pay for my student loans,” said Martinez. “It was like a miracle when it came out. In this economy, being a veteran you need an education. Now, we have an upper hand in that, especially with this program.”
The university is now actively recruiting veterans to enroll in Lynn’s undergraduate and graduate programs, which include popular day, evening and online options such as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, criminal justice, psychology and communications, among many others. Many of these degree options are available entirely online, allowing students from across the country to participate. (A full list of degrees is available online).
The Post-9/11 GI Bill, which is effective starting Aug. 1, 2009, is for individuals who served at least 90 days of aggregate duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The program will pay for eligible veterans’ tuition, fees, books and even housing.
Lynn is also one of the nation’s private institutions that has signed on for the Yellow Ribbon Program, which – when coupled with the new GI Bill benefits – will allow veterans to have all of their tuition and fees covered during their studies at Lynn. As a part of this program, the university will contribute 50 percent of any tuition and fee amount above the GI Bill cap. The VA will cover the remaining 50 percent.
For more information:
Contact the Lynn University Office of Admissions to get more information or apply. Financial Aid officers are also available to address additional needs including federal loans for use toward living expenses. You can reach admissions at email@example.com or by calling 561-237-7900.
Financial Aid counselor Ben Breier is Lynn’s VA liaison. He can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-237-7190.
Interested students can get the ball rolling by applying online now. Space is still available for the fall undergraduate, graduate and evening programs.