August 30, 2012 — Parker University has announced it will provide additional tuition assistance to veterans through the government’s Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.
The program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the Post-9/11 GI Bill established thresholds.
The result of the agreement is a 50/50 matching agreement between Parker and the VA, so that every $1 the government provides, Parker matches by contributing $1. New and existing Parker veteran students in the doctor or chiropractic program who qualify under Post-9/11 GI Bill are being encouraged to apply for the assistance.
“Parker University is proud to educate our veterans and we are so pleased we can offer them this kind of tuition assistance,” said Dr. Gery C. Hochanadel, provost of Parker University. “The demand for health and wellness professionals is growing more than ever, and with the tuition assistance program, Parker can better prepare veterans for a prosperous career after their military service.”
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a tremendous help for veterans pursuing their next academic chapter, said Chris Cantu, president of the Parker Military Association.
“This program will not only be extremely beneficial to veteran students, but will also help future veterans make an informed decision as to where they will use their Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill,” Cantu said. “The addition of the Yellow Ribbon makes it possible to attend Parker University and get the most out of the benefits they earned.”
Parker is proud to be home to many veterans. The university even has a club dedicated to veterans at Parker — the Parker Military Association. The Parker Military Association is made up of student, faculty, and staff veterans.
“It’s important that our veterans are given opportunities that will assist them in furthering their education,” said Fabrizio Mancini, DC, president of Parker University. “A career in chiropractic is a great fit for many veterans because they are service oriented and are driven to help others, which is what our profession is all about.”
Source: Parker University, parker.edu