Honoring our heroes: Park University offers free tuition
School takes care of our troops
- Duration 3:01
- Date Mar 19, 2013
School takes care of our troops
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Thanks -- We'll tuition assistance suspended -- heard for the military thanks to sequester.
But now one university is fighting the feds and offering free tuition to those who have served.
Park University Missouri is offering scholarships to active duty service members.
Who may no longer be eligible for the federal funds and -- is -- for military and veteran student services -- Park University.
He's with us from Kansas City, Missouri.
This is this is just such a remarkable thing that you're doing tell tells why you're doing exactly what's virgin.
Sir well served.
Park University just 21000 students either online face to face or one of our forty campus and -- locations across the United States.
The service members that -- they were counting on tuition assistance to be able to help them do their education plans and Park University wants to be the school that steps up to help them in this time in need.
Good for you and -- largest but listen to some context I mean.
Park University is not the richest school does have the biggest endowment -- -- in America -- Harvard -- a bigger endowment in the GDP of many African countries they're not doing mr.
And you -- what does this gonna cost you do you think.
Well sir it's gonna be monumental -- park universities been served in the military for a for a hundred years and we're gonna continue to serve the military.
Sparks commitment to serving those who serve their country community with the globally relevant.
College education for life it is gonna is gonna put us above the rest it's gonna really step out and Park University we think about this is that a hand up not a hand out.
We will definitely help -- service members feel to continue with their education because -- Park University we know that he more educated force.
Really relates to to better policy making.
Better decisions on the front line and ultimately -- better society for which we all left.
Well help with education has been part of the fundamental deals that service members make with the US government for sixty years.
Do you feel let down by the White House that this that this did -- broken their end of this bargain essentially.
Well I think it is sad that one of the first things ago was our military members education.
You'd think that these are the most deserving people that are out there that put their hand up in the air this and we're gonna fight for -- for your freedoms.
And to to have their education benefit cut.
That was a real -- -- a real blow I think to to our service members out there so what kind of response that he has a part of this from from the military.
Sure we got amazing response.
So many students.
Active duty service members National Guard and reservists have been calling destiny knowing that's insane you know overnight -- found out -- my tuition assistance was cut in that I wouldn't be able to go to school tomorrow.
Can you help what can you do -- so we wanted to be that institution to step up at this time the need.
-- a lot of institutions are happy to take tuition assistance dollars a lot of institutions there are happy to take GI bill dollars for revenue.
You know when it's convenient for them but the Park University wants me that school helps out.
Even when it's not convenient even win to win these service members are struggling in when they're having a hard time we want to be the school that's there to help them good for you in my prediction is this will turn out great in the end when you do the right thing ultimately.
Your reward it's even Terry thanks for joining us.