Peachtree Corners, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Ashworth College, a leading online school, announced that the United States Veterans Administration has approved Ashworth (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/) for participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2012-2013 academic year. This is the second consecutive year the online school has received this designation for its support of military education.
Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the VA agree to provide matching funds to cover a portion of education-related expenses above and beyond what is offered under the Post 9/11-GI Bill. Participating schools choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed and VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.
"Ashworth College is proud to offer programs that support those serving in the U.S. military, their spouses and our military veterans and allows them to continue their education on their terms,” said Rob Klapper, Ashworth President and Chief Executive Officer. “Receiving the Yellow Ribbon designation is an honorable distinction for Ashworth.”
Open only to U.S. Veterans, the Yellow Ribbon program supplements other government-funded educational benefits programs which currently pay up to the equivalent of the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition and fees.
“Prior to the Yellow Ribbon program, veterans would be required to pay for the balance of their education out-of-pocket if they had exceeded their benefits,” said Rodney Butler, U.S. Army First Sergeant, Retired and Ashworth College Military Education Coordinator on behalf of the accredited online school. “Now veterans now get even more of their education paid for and since Ashworth College can charge as little as $64 per credit hour, it’s possible to graduate with zero out-of-pocket expenses.”
Ashworth College is a Servicemember Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) member school, accepts ACE credits and is approved for a range of other military benefits including Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, GoArmyEd, and MyCAA.
In addition to being recognized as a Yellow Ribbon School, Ashworth has been rated a military friendly school by both G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines. The online school also sponsors the Army Wife Network Field Exercise series supports the The Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
About The Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-911Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 which allows institutions of higher learning (such as colleges, universities, and other degree-granting schools) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with Veterans Administration to fund remaining tuition and fees after depleting all other education benefits. This provides the possibility for veterans to earn a degree at no cost!
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.