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Marian Court Yellow Ribbon program opens doors for veterans

Marian Court College has joined more than 3,000 schools nationwide participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, offering veterans a college education at no cost.  

The program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, designed to help students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees.

Veterans may be eligible if they:

• served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;

• were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;

• are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Marian Court College, located in Swampscott, is a four-year, co-educational, Catholic college that provides students with individualized opportunities, standards of professionalism and means to success during their education. The college offers convenient day and evening schedules, with programs in Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Merchandising, Healthcare Administration, Hospitality Management, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Paralegal Studies and Sport Management. Day classes begin Sept. 4 and evening classes begin Sept. 10. Tuition for full-time students at Marian Court is $16,200, falling below the maximum reimbursement of $18,077.50 though the Yellow Ribbon Program. Therefore, 100 percent of tuition will be covered for qualifying veterans.

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