DAVENPORT, Iowa--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Kaplan University announced today that it will offer a military tuition assistance (TA) grant to cover the tuition cost of one class for currently enrolled students for the term beginning October 16, 2013. This grant is being provided in an effort to help U.S. active duty military students continue working toward their educational goals at Kaplan University.
“Kaplan University’s grant offering encourages service members to continue their education.”
“Education enhances the professionalism of the Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members. It serves as a powerful retention tool and prepares those leaving the military for a successful transition into civilian employment,” said Scott Kilgore, Senior Vice President of Military Affairs. “Kaplan University’s grant offering encourages service members to continue their education.”
Due to the current U.S. federal government shutdown, the Department of Defense military tuition assistance program has been suspended until further notice. The federal military tuition assistance program is designed to provide military service members the opportunity to pursue their education while serving their country. The program has been suspended due to a lack of funding since October 1, 2013. As a result, thousands of U.S. military service members are facing a tough decision – stay in school or stop taking classes until TA is restored.
The Kaplan University military tuition assistance grant will cover the tuition cost of one class for the term starting October 16, 2013 for continuing undergraduate and graduate students serving on active duty, in the National Guard, or Reserves. Tuition assistance eligible students who have been impacted by the TA suspension and meet satisfactory academic progress at Kaplan University will be eligible for the TA Grant for one class.
Kaplan University will notify eligible students of grant requirements, request process, and applicable timelines. However, if questions arise regarding eligibility online students should contact the Kaplan University Military Student Finance Group at 877-855-8648. Students on-campus should contact their Financial Aid representative.
Kaplan University is committed to providing support to our military students and will make determinations regarding the availability of future grants based upon the government shutdown and budget approval processes in Washington.
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 46,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 62,000 students online and through approximately 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.