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Campbell Online expands tuition break for military community

Campbell University’s Adult and Online Education program has expanded the tuition break enjoyed by active military to include veterans and others with close ties to the U.S. armed forces.

According to Guy Vitaglione, assistant dean and director of Campbell Online, the Campbell Online Military Benefit (COMB) — which reduces tuition and fees for online courses considerably — now covers veterans, retired service members, members of the Army Reserves and National Guard, Department of Defense civilians and spouses of active duty or retired service members. Those eligible pay $275 per credit hour in the 2017-18 academic year, a 35-percent reduction of the current online undergraduate rate of $425 per credit hour.

“This is our way of honoring the military community and expressing gratitude for being part of the Campbell Online family,” Vitaglione said. “As we continue to grow together, we stand firm in our commitment to better serve all our students’ educational needs.”

The new COMB tuition rate is effective for new and continuing Campbell Online students. To qualify for the rate, applicants must provide the required documentation for each category (listed online).

In addition to its expanding COMB program, Campbell offers other programs for military personnel and veterans on its main campus and on extended campuses at Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force and the Research Triangle Park. These programs provide flexibility to military professionals who are deployed or stationed overseas and their spouses.

Campbell was designated a Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year in November by Victory Media, which bases this accolade on a school’s ability meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans. In March, Vitaglione was given the Patriot Award by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program for “exceptional efforts in supporting citizen warriors in the workplace.”

To learn more about benefits in the COMB program, contact Kim Carlile at kcarlile@campbell.edu or (910) 814-4027.