Thursday, February 12, 2009

Veterans to Receive Free Tuition from Robert Morris

Veterans and active service members may soon be able to go to Robert Morris University without having to cover any tuition costs. RMU says it will forgive any tuition costs not covered by the G.I bill and other programs. The G.I. bill grants veterans a subsidy equal to the most expensive public school tuition in the state. For Pennsylvanians, that is Penn State's tuition of about $14,000; RMU's tuition is around $20,000. Robert Morris will pay for half of the remaining $6,000, while the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program will take care of the rest. Participants can study whatever subject they want, at whatever level in which they are qualified to enroll. Robert Morris President Greg Dell'Omo says he will not put a cap on the program, though there may be a great deal of interest. Dell'Omo believes the G.I. bill created after World War II boosted the economy, helped families and "created the modern middle class in our country."

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