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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Walsh College to Hold Maximizing GI Bill Benefits for Your Business Degree Webinar July 26

Current military service members or veterans interested in using their GI bill benefits at Walsh College toward a business or business IT degree can join a free Walsh College webinar. Participants can access the webinar from their own desktops or laptops from 12:15 – 1 p.m., Thursday, July 26, EDT by registering at www.walshcollege.edu/webinars.

Webinar content will include an introduction to Walsh College, an overview of available bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, a discussion of GI bill benefits and an overview of the Walsh College Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO).

“Walsh College appreciates the sacrifice and service current military members and veterans provide. We also understand that transitioning to civilian life can be challenging,” said Kara Fields, assistant director, records and registration, and veterans’ representative, Walsh College. “Walsh provides personalized attention for individuals using GI bill benefits and will help ensure education benefits are fully understood and utilized.”    

Additionally, the webinar will introduce services offered to veteran students and alumni through the Walsh College Career Services Department and Blackstone LaunchPad. It will also share information about how to apply to Walsh College, including admissions requirements, the registration process and the academic calendar. Finally, it will include a Q&A from webinar attendees.

Walsh College waives the application fee for all veterans and current military service members applying into a bachelor’s, master’s or non-degree program. Walsh College is proud to be named a G.I. Jobs “Military Friendly School”, representing the top 20 percent of the most “military friendly” of the nation’s 8,000 schools.

Fall registration begins Monday, August 13, and fall classes begin Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

In addition to offering support and resources for veterans furthering their business education, Walsh presents the Walsh College Active Duty Grant Program for undergraduate active duty members of the armed forces. If an active duty member meets the eligibility criteria for the matching grant they will receive $110 per credit hour towards their Walsh College bachelor’s degree. This grant combines with the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) which provides $250 per credit hour to completely fund the cost of undergraduate classes. If an active duty member of the armed forces is not eligible for TAP, he/she would still be eligible for the matching grant.

For more information on veteran services at Walsh College, visit: www.walshcollege.edu/veterans  or contact Kara Fields at kfields@walshcollege.edu.