[Bridgeview/Chicago-Jefferson Park & Rosemont, IL] On the Anniversary of 9-11, Northwestern College announced two new tuition discounts benefiting our military and first responders, in addition to their spouses and dependents. The discounts were rolled out on September 11th in order to honor these men and women for the sacrifices they have and continue to make every day for our cities, villages, states and country. Both discounts were featured this morning during a segment on WCIU Channel 50’s You & Me This Morning show [Click to view Northwestern College's Tuition Discount clip]. The 15% discounts express Northwestern College’s appreciation for the sacrifices made not only by the military and first responders themselves, but by their spouses and dependents who endure the stress of waiting for their loved one to return home each day, or after each tour of duty.
The 15% American Hero Tuition Discount is available for all active and retired military personnel as well as veterans who enroll either full or part time in a degree or certificate program at Northwestern College. The 15% First Responders Tuition Discount is available for all active and retired first responder personnel (police, fire fighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians) who enroll either full or part time in a degree or certificate program at the College. In addition, the 15% discount will be extended to the spouse and dependents of any service member, veteran and first responder who enrolls in a degree or certificate program at Northwestern College.
In order to qualify for the American Hero Discount, all admission requirements must be completed, and applicants must provide proof of service by submitting an actual or faxed copy of their military ID card, including the expiration date. Retired military personnel must provide valid retiree ID or DD 214 (discharge papers) form. Spouses and dependents of these service members interested in having the American Hero Discount extended to them must provide an actual or faxed copy of their dependent military ID card, which includes an expiration date.
In order to qualify for the First Responders Discount, all admission requirements must be completed, and applicants must provide proof of service or employment by submitting an actual or faxed copy of their employment ID card, or proof of employment. Spouses and dependents of first responders interested in having the First Responders Tuition Discount extended to them must first provide the proof of employment data referenced above, in addition to a copy of their relation to the first responder.
Additional details and requirements regarding both tuition discounts – in addition to other discounts available at Northwestern College - can be found atwww.northwesterncollege.edu under “Financial Assistance - Scholarships” or by or by calling toll-free (888) 205-2283.
“In order for this great country to thrive and prosper, we need great men and women who are willing and able to stand up to protect it,” commented Lawrence Schumacher, President of Northwestern College. “In order for all of us to feel safe and obtain the help we need in our communities, we must have first responders who put their lives on the line every day. In appreciation for these sacrifices, and the sacrifices of those closest to them, Northwestern College would like to say thank you by extending these 15% tuition discounts. It is our hope that these discounts will make it possible for this exemplary group of men and women to get a leg up in this world by obtaining a college education.”
About Northwestern College:
Northwestern College (NC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. The college offers focused career-oriented associate degree and certificate programs with flexible schedules and a supportive faculty. Day, evening, weekend, online classes and online programs are available, with campuses in Chicago and Bridgeview as well as Online. More information can be found at www.northwesterncollege.edu or by calling toll-free (888) 205-2283.