Stamford, CT, February 21, 2007: Ellis College of NYIT, a fully-accredited online college for working adults, has expanded its military tuition discount programs to include both active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Selected Reserves, and their spouses. Under the revised program, retired military personnel and their spouses are eligible to receive a 15% discount off Ellis College´s standard tuition rates. In addition, the school is continuing its existing program of offering a 20% tuition discount to active service personnel and their spouses.
A leading provider of career-based education for military personnel, Ellis College is one of the few accredited institutions to offer tuition discounts to both active and retired service members. As such, service members who are eligible for the G.I. Bill or Tuition Assistance often have minimal or no out-of-pocket expenses for their Ellis classes. In addition, Ellis students can receive course credit for applicable military training, enabling them to complete their degree requirements more quickly.
Ellis College´s online interface has been designed to provide maximum convenience for service members seeking to advance their military and civilian careers, by providing the anytime, anywhere flexibility of online instruction. Often recognized for excellence, the school´s curriculum utilizes "real-world" scenarios in its instruction, enabling students to learn from actual practice and apply new skills almost immediately. In addition, the school features a vast virtual campus and community which allows service members to learn and interact extensively with instructors, classmates and peers, building the valuable networks and relationships that are so essential in both military and civilian life.
"Ellis College understands and values the many contributions – and sacrifices – made by the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families," said David Harpool, Provost for Ellis College. "We want to make it as easy as possible for these men and women to obtain a prestigious college degree, and our school has been designed to meet the diversified needs of these brave individuals."
About Ellis College of NYIT
Ellis College of NYIT is a regionally accredited online university that has been designed specifically to meet the needs of busy, working professionals. A division of the New York Institute of Technology, the school utilizes a unique, interactive learning platform that provides an animated, lively classroom experience and fosters an extensive online community among students, alumni and faculty. Ellis College currently offers over 50 different undergraduate and graduate degrees certificates and specializations, and partners with leading business schools like Stanford, Columbia and the University of Chicago in developing its prestigious MBA curriculum. In addition, Ellis offers a Free Guest Pass program which enables one to preview life as an Ellis student by participating in a variety of educational courses and forums for free. For more information on Ellis College of NYIT, visit www.ellis.nyit.edu, or call 1-877-355-4727 (1-312-669-5027 outside of the U.S.).