A Yellow Ribbon for Veterans

University of Redlands partners with the Yellow Ribbon program to give discounts to vets.

Veterans who attend the University of Redlands will be able to receive a reduction in fees, thanks to the university’s recent selection as a Yellow Ribbon Program Partner by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The awards are a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and are designed to give veterans more education options, including private liberal arts colleges like the University of Redlands.

“The University felt it was important to assist students who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Act,” said Financial Aid Director Bethann Corey. “We want to play our part in helping veterans.”

To be eligible, a service member or honorably discharged veteran must have served at least 90 total days of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Veterans who served at least 30 continuous days during the timeframe and sustained a service-related disability also are eligible.

Veterans need to be entitled to receive 100 percent of the benefits payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill to qualify for the Yellow Ribbon benefit.

The University of Redlands has long made an effort to recruit veterans from all five branches of the military, with representatives participating in recruiting fairs on a number of Southern California military bases. The School of Business already offers a special military tuition rate for active military, along with their spouses.

Veterans are likely to find the University’s School of Education and School of Business to be a particularly good fit, because both schools offer programs structured to meet the needs of working adults.

“For returning military veterans, many with families and a need to return to full-time employment, our evening degree programs in business and education, combined with their Yellow Ribbon funding option make it truly possible for them to consider furthering their education,” said Nancy Svenson, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management.

The School of Business offers programs at eight Southern California campuses, with several enrollment periods throughout the year. Programs emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication and collaboration in a global arena. Often, assignments are structured to allow students to immediately apply what they have learned in the workplace.

The School of Education is designed to serve working adults who have bachelor’s degrees. The school offers program starts throughout the year, making it possible for students to apply to the school at any time. Programs are offered in both Redlands and Apple Valley. The school emphasizes educational justice theory, or the idea that all students, regardless of their backgrounds, should receive a quality education.

Call the University of Redlands Financial Aid Office at 909-748-8047. Click here for more information.

Contact: Pam Verosik 909-748-8338 (Phone)

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