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Turner Named Creighton’s Military and Veteran Liaison

University to offer 100 percent tuition

Creighton University has announced a significant expansion of its participation in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. As part of the University’s unwavering commitment to the men and women who have served the nation, Creighton will now support an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon awards for qualified veterans and their eligible dependents in the undergraduate colleges and graduate school beginning fall 2013 and offer 100 percent undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees, though some exceptions will apply.

Retired Lt. Col Mark Turner, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, will become the University’s Military and Veteran Liaison effective July 1, 2013. He will assume overall responsibility for coordinating University support and services to veterans, service members and dependents. Turner will also work to strengthen existing and develop new military relationships and programs.

"The university’s Yellow Ribbon commitment for 2013-2014 clearly demonstrates a resolute dedication to those who served and continue to serve in our nation’s military,” said Turner. “Our investment in veterans has never been stronger and our new Yellow Ribbon Program makes a Creighton education both affordable and attainable for veterans, service members and dependents."

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the law that created the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and is available at colleges and universities in the U.S. The program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.