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Moravian College offers Tuition-Free Education for Veterans

Bethlehem, Pa., June 30, 2009—Moravian College’s new Yellow Ribbon Veterans’ Award will allow qualified veterans of the U.S. Armed Services to attend Moravian College with all of their tuition covered for education starting August 1, 2009 or later.

Moravian will offer qualifying veterans an award that covers the difference between federal veterans’ subsidies and Moravian tuition. The Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program provide subsidies to veterans who have served at least 36 months of active duty after September 11, 2001, and who enroll as full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students.

“In the Yellow Ribbon program, the VA funds tuition expense up to the highest public in-state undergrad tuition rate,” explained Stephen Cassel, director of financial aid at Moravian College. “The remainder of the tuition is covered one-half by Moravian College scholarship and the other half by a 50 percent match from the VA.  All programs , both full-time and part-time, including Comenius Center programs, are included in our participation agreement with the VA.”

“We welcome veterans to begin or complete their education at Moravian College,” said Moravian president Christopher M. Thomforde. “During these challenging economic times, it’s even more important than ever to offer veterans the opportunity to earn a Moravian College degree without incurring loan debt when they graduate. At Moravian, they will enjoy the benefits of a small private liberal arts college with an outstanding faculty. Our friendly and close-knit community provides a firm foundation from which our students can explore their interests and achieve their goals in an environment of encouragement and support.”

Moravian is one of the 744 participating private, nonprofit institutions participating in the Yellow Ribbon component of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released an updated list of participating colleges and universities on June 24, 2009. The VA plans to release its final list of participating institutions on June 30.

For more information about Moravian admission, veterans should visit www.moravian.edu or call 610-861-1320 or 800 441-3191.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.