Florida Tech Joins G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, Eases Costs for Vets, Dependents to Attend

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology has joined the approximately 700 colleges and universities nationwide who are part of a program that waives
a portion of the tuition and costs for post-9/11 veterans and eligible dependents. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Through the program, Florida Tech has voluntarily entered into an agreement with the Veterans Administration (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the
highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Students in graduate programs at extended studies sites each will have up to $1,800 waived for the
first 10 eligible students at each site.

These sites include Orlando, Kennedy Space Center and Rockledge in Florida; Fort Lee, National Capital Region, in Alexandria, Va., and Hampton Roads, also
in Virginia; Patuxent River and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland; Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey and the Virtual Campus.

Florida Tech’s off-campus programs have been offering graduate degree programs to members of the military since 1972 when our programs were first offered
at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland in 1972.

For more information on the Yellow Ribbon program, contact the VA here or the VA certifying official at the site or off-campus location of choice:


Aberdeen Proving Ground
Joyce Jones, jjones01@fit.edu
Atefeh McCampbell amccampb@fit.edu
(410) 274-1252

Patuxent River Naval Air Station
Junee Drakeford-Johnson, jdrakefo@fit.edu
Amy Parker, amy@fit.edu
(301) 862-1004

Fort Lee
Joyce A. Scott, jscott@fit.edu
Robin A. Stocks, rstocks@fit.edu
(804) 765-4665

Hampton Roads
Catherine Elder, celder@fit.edu
Shawn Marston, smarston@fit.edu
(757) 887-2488

National Capital Region, including Quantico and Fort Detrick
Franklin C. Heim, Sr., fheim@fit.edu
Pattie Ann Gleichsner, pgleichs@fit.edu
(703) 751-1060

New Jersey
Picatinny Arsenal
Joyce Soden, jsoden@fit.edu
(973) 724-3575

Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville)
Jack Macris, jmacris@fit.edu
Samantha Griffin, sgriffin@fit.edu
(256) 881-7878

Marie Aguilar, maguilar@fit.edu
Becky Ripley, bripley@fit.edu
(407) 629-7132

Spaceport, includes Rockledge and Kennedy Space Center
Sharon Anderson sanderso@fit.edu
(321) 504-4142

Virtual Campus
, includes all distance learning programs offered through the extended studies division
Penny Vassar, pvassar@fit.edu, (888) 225-2239, http://uc.fit.edu/dl

About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race 50 years ago, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. With more than 7,000
students enrolled on main campus, extended campuses and online, Florida Tech has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, listed among
America’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report, and ranked in 2009 as one of the nation’s top 18 engineering technical institutes by the Fiske
Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics,
business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.

Florida Tech’s Extended Studies Division offers over 35 in-residence and online master’s degree and graduate certificate programs at 10 sites located in
five states, including the Virtual Campus. Degree programs are tailored to meet the educational needs of individuals employed in business and industry,
active military duty personnel and U.S. government employees.

Additional information is available online at http://uc.fit.edu/es.


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