Office of Military Affairs Adds to Offerings for Military Families

| January 29, 2015
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The agreements with the National Military Family Association (NMFA) and the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation continue Webster’s 40-year history of assisting military families with access to high-quality education.

Webster University has entered into agreements with both the National Military Family Association (NMFA) and the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation to assist military families with tuition costs.

The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, announced the new collaboration with Webster University to offer military spouses exclusive access to its most preferred tuition rates. These preferred rates can save military spouses between $100 and $400 per credit hour depending on their undergraduate, graduate, and online options.

“Military families move a lot—around the country and around the world—which makes finishing a degree difficult.,” said Joyce Raezer, NMFA executive director. “Webster’s numerous locations and online options will open up many degree options for our military families, and we’re glad to see Webster’s recognition of the military family lifestyle and their commitment to help make life better for these families.”

NMFA is expanding its mission to support military spouses’ education goals by pursuing academic partnerships with reputable organizations who understand and accommodate the unique needs of the military lifestyle. Webster University – which already offers most preferred rates to Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve military service members – now has agreed to extend those rates exclusively to spouses applying through the NMFA website.

“We are very pleased to partner with the NMFA as their mission aligns very well with ours; namely to provide resources to our military families that allows them to achieve their educational goals” stated Greg Gunderson, vice president and chief financial officer of Webster.

The most preferred tuition rates are available to new students only and NMFA must certify any student applying to Webster University. For more detailed information, visit the NMFA website.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Webster is also collaborating with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation on a new initiative to provide financial scholarships and recognition to eligible Webster University students who are enrolled with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation’s Grant Program.

“We are thrilled to be working with Webster University,” explains Eric Heineman, director of Strategic Partnerships for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “Our commitment to our military children is unwavering, and having Webster University’s global educational footprint on our team will bring increasing availability for our military children to make their educational goals come true.”

The initiative will provide a $5,000 competitive annual scholarship to be awarded to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Grant eligible students chosen by a scholarship committee headed by Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, USAF (Ret.), associate vice president and head of the Office of Military Affairs at Webster University. The committee will choose from undergraduate full-time students (minimum of 13 credit hours per semester) who will attend Webster University’s home campus in St Louis, Missouri.

Fallen Patriots Grant Scholars will receive individual recognition at their graduation ceremony and other similar events. Additionally, any Fallen Patriots Grant Scholar who applies and is accepted for full time enrollment at any Webster University location will be awarded the same military tuition rates as the Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve students at Webster University.

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