These individuals protect us with their own lives, at the risk of what can happen to them. We owe them our respect, and we also owe them something in return.
Lynchburg, Va. (Vocus) May 28, 2010
Liberty University is committed to excellence in education as well as giving back to those who serve in and offer protection for our communities. To honor the efforts of this brave group, Liberty University Online has established the Towns/Kopis Emergency Response Tuition Discount, which offers a 25-percent tuition reduction to undergraduate emergency response students and Fraternal Order of Police members.
To be eligible for the tuition discount, students must be currently (or within the past five years) employed or volunteering in the areas of law enforcement, emergency services, Civil Air Patrol, fire safety or rescue work.
In addition, law enforcement officers are eligible to receive 14 credit hours toward their college degree with proof of completion of basic law enforcement training from a state-accredited criminal justice academy. Corrections officers are eligible to receive up to nine credit hours with proof of completion from a state-accredited criminal justice academy.
“These individuals protect us with their own lives, at the risk of what can happen to them,” said Jerry Falwell, Jr., Chancellor and President of Liberty University. “We owe them our respect, and we also owe them something in return. The more education they can receive, the better lives they can provide for their families who understand what these people risk every day.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment rates decreased and earnings increased with each level of education. The BLS also reports that in 2009, workers who held a Bachelor’s degree earned more than $1500 a month on average than a worker who held a high school diploma. For more information about the tuition discount, please contact Wendy Morales, Director of Online Marketing, at (434) 592-3018 or wmorales(at)liberty(dot)edu.
About Liberty University Online
Established in 1971, Liberty University pioneered distance education in 1985, and it is now the largest and fastest-growing Christian university in the world. Today, Liberty University Online hosts more than 50,000 distance learners and has the highest retention and graduation rates among top online universities. Liberty offers more than 40 accredited degree programs, from Associate to Doctoral, and 90 areas of specialization, all taught from a Christian perspective. For more information, visit http://www.luonline.com, or call (800) 424-9595.
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