Post University Military Program Adds Veteran Options

WATERBURY, Conn. -- In an effort to further support America’s armed forces, Post University is expanding its Military Program so all active and veteran military personnel can earn a college degree at no cost to them.  Dependents of active duty personnel also can earn their college degree at a reduced tuition rate.

The Post University Military Program offers quality accelerated online degree programs that meet the same rigorous standards as traditional on-campus programs. Active members and their dependents of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces can now take courses for a fixed rate of $750 per course with books included for undergraduate courses, and $399 per credit hour with books included for graduate level courses.  This represents a savings of more than $500 per course. Veterans have access to the same discounts. Service members use their branch of service’s tuition assistance program to fund their education.  In addition to the lower tuition rate, military dependents can take advantage of federal financial aid, and other education funding sources, based on eligibility. Post University is a member of the Service Members Opportunity College network, which means all degree programs are eligible for VA benefits. 

"Our service members and their families have sacrificed greatly to defend our great nation and our way of life,” said Dr. Thomas Samph, Chancellor of Post University.   “It’s only appropriate that we recognize their contributions by giving them access to a college degree that has the power to help them reach their personal and professional goals.”

Post’s accelerated online degree program allows active service members to complete their college education regardless of where they’re stationed, as long as they have access to the Internet.  For veterans, it offers a flexible way to earn a college degree from an accredited university.  In addition, Post University has lowered its tuition and covered the cost of books so service members incur no out-of-pocket expenses.  Post also will grant college credit for prior and future Military Professional Education Courses and courses taken at other colleges with an approved transcript.  The program offers a wide range of degrees in today’s growing fields. 

 “We offer a quality education that takes in account the special needs of our military personnel,” said Ed Lizotte, retired Lt. Col., and Post University’s Military Program director.  “Military transcripts and other college transcripts are evaluated on a case by case basis to ensure that participants receive the maximum amount of Post University college credit.  Best of all, our program offers the flexibility service men and women need to complete their degree at a time and place that is convenient for them.”

Founded in 1890, Post University is a career-oriented university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields.  Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages.  It is known for its quality academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its 2,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace.  Post University is regionally accredited by The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  To learn more about Post University, visit www.post.edu or call 800-345-2562.