TROY, Mich., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current military service members or veterans interested in using their GI bill benefits at Walsh College toward a business or business IT degree can join a free Walsh College webinar. Participants can access the webinar from their own desktops or laptops from 12:15 – 1 p.m., Thursday, July 26, EDT by registering at www.walshcollege.edu/webinars.
Webinar content will include an introduction to Walsh College, an overview of available bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, a discussion of GI bill benefits and an overview of the Walsh College Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO).
"Walsh College appreciates the sacrifice and service current military members and veterans provide. We also understand that transitioning to civilian life can be challenging," said Kara Fields, assistant director, records and registration, and veterans' representative, Walsh College. "Walsh provides personalized attention for individuals using GI bill benefits and will help ensure education benefits are fully understood and utilized."
Additionally, the webinar will introduce services offered to veteran students and alumni through the Walsh College Career Services Department and Blackstone LaunchPad. It will also share information about how to apply to Walsh College, including admissions requirements, the registration process and the academic calendar. Finally, it will include a Q&A from webinar attendees.
Walsh College waives the application fee for all veterans and current military service members applying into a bachelor's, master's or non-degree program. Walsh College is proud to be named a G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly School", representing the top 20 percent of the most "military friendly" of the nation's 8,000 schools.
Fall registration begins Monday, August 13, and fall classes begin Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
In addition to offering support and resources for veterans furthering their business education, Walsh presents the Walsh College Active Duty Grant Program for undergraduate active duty members of the armed forces. If an active duty member meets the eligibility criteria for the matching grant they will receive $110 per credit hour towards their Walsh College bachelor's degree. This grant combines with the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) which provides $250 per credit hour to completely fund the cost of undergraduate classes. If an active duty member of the armed forces is not eligible for TAP, he/she would still be eligible for the matching grant.
Walsh College (www.walshcollege.edu) is a private, not-for-profit, upper-division all-business college where 4,500 students study for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as professional certificates. The College offers courses at two campuses, three southeast Michigan university centers, and online. Faculty members integrate application and theory to prepare students for successful corporate and entrepreneurial careers, and employers value and seek out Walsh graduates for their practical business education. Walsh cultivates student and alumni entrepreneurs through the Blackstone LaunchPad and furthers education among the business community through The Walsh Institute.
Celebrating 90 years of business education, Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org).
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