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Helping Veterans Get Back to Class

SCRANTON — A new program is aimed to help veterans and their spouses receive a higher education in Scranton.

R-VETS [Renewal-Veteran Education and Transition Services] is offered to local veterans and their spouses interested in taking their education further.

The free eight-week program is looking to sign up even more students this week at Marywood University in Lackawanna County.

R-VETS provides free school supplies for past and present military members and their spouse to ensure they have what they need to continue their education.

The entire R-VETS program runs on donations and volunteers in Scranton.

Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey was at Marywood University learning the details of the new program in Lackawanna County.

For more information about R-VETS, click here.

 

3 comments

  • Pacervet

    James, reduced tuition would not be fair to all of the other students. The R-vets program is extremely effective and greatly appreciated by area veterans. Also, Marywood is a yellow ribbon program participant. Look it up.

  • James

    ok, I spoke/wrote a little too fast. Yes, this is a good thing for vets as they definitely will benefit from this service. But Marywood itself is not an attractive school (or should not be) for vets and their spouses due to their high tuition. In addition to the course offer vets a reduced rate (equal to state school tuition) and then you would really be helping. Remember, the GI Bill only goes so far.

  • James

    How about something that would actually help a vet and his/her spouse. How about reduced tuition Marywood? How about standardized test waivers as many vets are probably pretty far removed from school and the tests themselves are a horrible indicator of ones future performance. Nice enough idea but do something substantial.

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