WASHINGTON, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Paralyzed Veterans of America announces a new partnership with Excelsior College – a state-based private online higher education institution new York – to help bring practical adult education directly to America’s veterans. As part of the cooperation Excelsior College offers PVA members, their spouses, domestic partners, volunteers and staff a 20% discount on tuition. They are also offering this generous discount to PVA’s Veteran Career Program customers, who will receive guidance to help them explore Excelsior’s degree and certificate programs.
“I can’t say it enough – one of my proudest days was rolling across the stage University of Alabama and received my college degree. Every veteran – regardless of economic status, injury or illness – deserves the opportunity to feel that sense of accomplishment,” said Shaun Castle, associate general manager of PVA. “And thanks to generous partners such as Excelsior Collegethat will ease the financial burden and stand side-by-side with our members (and career program clients) throughout the higher education process.”
Excelsior extends its support for PVA even further, providing a dedicated team to guide PVA students through the Excelsior experience from start to finish. This process includes their credit policy, which allows PVA students to transfer up to 90% of their credits to most undergraduate degrees and apply their military experience and previously earned college credits to accelerate graduation. Additional support services include financial aid specialists and accessibility services.
“With veterans making up 15 percent of Excelsior’s student population, we offer a community and commitment to those who have served,” he said Jim LetkoChief Operating Officer of Excelsior College and retired United States Army Brigadier General. “We are excited to partner with PVA and are committed to serving veterans.”
The PVA/Excelsior partnership was formed as a result of PVA’s Veteran Career Program continually seeking creative ways to better serve the veteran community – with a focus on those who are paralyzed or experiencing other barriers – by offering the services to them They need meaningful employment, education, training and volunteer opportunities. Excelsior Accessibility Services and its dedicated Military and Veteran Admissions Advisors and Academic Advisors strive to guide PVA members and others in their academic journey. Together they strive to provide equal access to education and to help the veteran community achieve their career goals.
Listed in Newsweek 2022’s 10 Best Online Colleges in America, Excelsior College started offering online courses in 2004. With more than 187,000 alumni in all 50 states and more than 20 countries, Excelsior enables students to earn their associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degrees in a range of online programs including business, liberal arts, healthcare, nursing, technology, public service and more.
To learn more about the PVA/Excelsior College Partner or get in touch visiting PVA’s Veteran Career Program PVA.org/VeteransCareerProgram.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the only veterans service organization chartered by Congress solely dedicated to the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injuries or diseases such as MS and ALS. For 75 years, the organization has ensured veterans receive the benefits they deserve through service to our nation; supervised her care in VA units for spinal cord injuries; and funded research and education in finding a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a lifelong partner and advocate for veterans and all persons with disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states District of Columbiaand Puerto Rico. Learn more at PVA.org.
About Excelsior College
Excelsior College is an accredited, nonprofit online college focused on helping adults graduate and advance their careers. The College contributes to the development of a diverse, educated and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals who have historically been underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they break down barriers—academic and geographic—to the educational goals of adults seeking to advance their education and earn a degree. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence and integrity.
Contacts: Oname Thompson, PVA
(703) 864-5980 cell
Erin Coufal, Excelsior College
(518) 608-8498 office
SOURCE Paralyzed Veterans of America