Waiver honors veterans, encourages them to apply and graduate
As a member of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, Stetson University announced it is participating in the coalition’s application fee waiver for members of the U.S. Armed Forces to honor the military service of veterans and to encourage veterans to apply and graduate from college.
“Only four percent of all undergraduate students are veterans, and less than one-third of those veterans enroll at a four-year public or private university,” said Annie Reznik, executive director of the Coalition. “Our hope is that this waiver will not only inspire more veterans to apply to Coalition schools, but also convey that our members greatly value their service to our country, and now want to serve them. Plus, with their excellent track record of supporting students — and the graduation rates to prove it — Coalition schools are truly smart college choices for veterans.”
“Stetson recognizes that veterans face unique challenges, and this fee waiver is a way to facilitate that transition,” said Joel Bauman, vice president for enrollment management. Bauman added that Stetson University is military and veteran friendly.
The fee waiver is seamlessly integrated into the Coalition’s online application, and is the easy to use. Applicants simply indicate their status as “currently serving” or “previously served” in the U. S. Armed Forces, and a list of member schools that honor the waiver will be listed. Qualifying students will then automatically bypass the payment screen when they submit their application.
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a group of colleges and universities across the U.S. that is committed to making college a reality for all students through its set of free online college planning tools, MyCoalition, that helps them learn about, prepare for and apply to college.
For more information visit, MyCoalition or coalitionforcollegeaccess.org.