Two more universities offer free tuition to some vets
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Two more universities say they will enable certain veterans depending on their length of service to attend classes tuition-free under a federal porgram allowing schools and the federal government to split costs not covered by the GI Bill.
Pittsburgh's Chatham University and St. Francis University, in Loretto, Cambria County, announced today that they will participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs "Yellow Ribbon Program." Robert Morris University announced its plan to do so last week.
The new GI bill, signed into law last June, allows veterans and certain active duty pesronnnel in Pennsylvania to waive an amount of tuition up to the $13,014 yearly rate charged by Penn State University, the state's most expensive public campus. The Yellow Ribbon program is intended to make private campuses more affordable for veterans.
Chatham, whose undergraduate programs are limited to women, will accept female veterans only in those programs, spokesman Paul Kovach said. Male and female veterans can enroll in Chatham's graduate and online programs including its nursing program.
First Published February 19, 2009 3:12 pm