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PACE UNIVERSITY OFFERS AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ
VETERANS 50 PERCENT TUITION SCHOLARSHIP
Uniquely applies to almost all undergraduate and graduate programs, in traditional classroom settings and online
Recognizes “sacrifice and commitment to our country,”
says Pace President Stephen J. Friedman
New York, NY – May 12, 2008 – Starting this fall, Pace University will offer a 50 percent tuition scholarship to U.S. military veterans who have served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq from 2001 to the present.
While other private schools offer scholarships to veterans, as far as Pace knows its program is unique because it applies to virtually all undergraduate and graduate degree programs, university-wide, offered both in traditional classrooms and online, and full and part-time.
(The only exceptions are law, doctoral, and EMBA degrees, which make up about seven percent of the nearly 3900 degrees Pace awards each year. In those programs, Afghanistan and Iraq veterans will receive special consideration; the law school has funding that includes both endowed and need based grants for those who meet the criteria.)
“We are proud to support the education of veterans, and welcome them.” said Pace President Stephen J. Friedman. “They often are sought after by employers who recruit graduates of our diverse professional programs. This new scholarship offer recognizes their sacrifice and commitment to our country, and makes their education more affordable.”
Requirements. Announced today, the scholarship begins this fall for the University’s campuses in New York City and Westchester County. It covers Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.
It is open to all veterans who meet Pace’s admissions requirements, and includes veterans now at Pace. Veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214 form with one of the following designations:
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (before 2005)
Operation Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2005-present)
Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal
In addition to the 50 percent tuition scholarship, admitted veterans are eligible to receive need-based financial aid from Pace as well as the benefits offered by the GI Bill, provided that all tuition-specific aid does not exceed tuition and the total aid package does not exceed the cost of attendance. In addition, Pace is waiving application fees for these veterans. The scholarship is renewable based on academic performance.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by early summer, but admissions counselors will continue working with applicants through the beginning of the fall semester.
Veterans can get full details and apply for the Pace scholarship by filing an application for graduate or undergraduate admission available on the University’s website at www.pace.edu/veterans. Interested veterans may learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Undergraduate tuition at Pace for the 2008-2009 academic year is $30,632 for full-time study. Tuition for part-time undergraduate study is $879 per credit. Graduate tuition varies by school and ranges from $763 to $925 per credit.
For 101 years Pace University has offered an unusual combination of professional and liberal arts education, combined with the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling more than 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.