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April 1, 2009
 
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Adelphi University to Provide Tuition Assistance for Veterans and Military Personnel Through Yellow Ribbon Program

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Adelphi University is proud to announce that it will participate and expand its education opportunities for veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that allows private universities to offer similar low to no-cost tuition benefits that public universities can offer under the bill. Adelphi has agreed to match the Veterans Administration’s contribution of 50 percent of tuition costs, so that a qualified veteran would pay little to no tuition if they chose to attend Adelphi. University College is coordinating Adelphi’s Yellow Ribbon Program participation. Adelphi is committed to offering academic and support programs, valuable resources, and transitional services designed to meet the unique needs of currently enlisted military personnel and military veterans.

To be eligible, the individual must meet the Veterans Affairs’ requirements, as well as the University’s admission requirements:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Adelphi University has a strong heritage of welcoming veterans to campus. After the end of World War II, the University opened its doors to many veterans seeking to further their education under the G.I. Bill. In addition, Adelphi President Robert A. Scott, a veteran, worked with elected officials, including former New York State Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on developing the new and improved G.I. Bill, which called for greater tuition assistance, healthcare benefits, and housing assistance for returning servicemen and women, among other things.

To learn more about the support and resources Adelphi offers to veterans and military personnel, visit http://admissions.adelphi.edu/military/. To read some excerpts of how the G.I. Bill played a role in reaching Adelphi alumni’s education and personal goals, visit http://www.adelphi.edu/celebratingGIs/.

For more details about the Yellow Ribbon Program, visithttp://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_BILL_info/ch33/yellow_ribbon.htm or contact Jaime Kindelmann, at 516.877.3414 or kindelmann@adelphi.edu.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


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