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Gordon-Conwell Offers Financial Aid to Military Veterans

May 28, 2010

South Hamilton, MA—Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary has increased financial aid available to military veterans by joining the Yellow Ribbon Program, a government initiative designed to assist veterans who pursue higher education.

The program, open to eligible veterans who already receive the maximum benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, provides payment for tuition not covered by those benefits. Gordon-Conwell will pay up to 50 percent of the eligible remaining tuition, which will be matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

"We saw this as an opportunity to give back to our country's veterans and honor their service," said Gordon-Conwell Director of Student Financial Services Stacey Glidden. "We hope the program will help more servicemen and women obtain a theological education as they follow God's call."

These funds are available to all students at the South Hamilton campus who meet the VA qualifications.

The GI Bill currently covers tuition costs up to the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate, depending on the length of active duty served. The Yellow Ribbon Program is open to those who served at least 36 months on active duty or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability. Dependents may also be eligible.

Interested students should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine their eligibility and then notify Gordon-Conwell Student Financial Service at finaidinfo@gcts.edu if they qualify.

More information is available on the Yellow Ribbon website: