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March 14, 2013
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baker to provide support for U.S. military students post-sequester

Overland Park, Kan. — In honor of the important relationships Baker has developed with members of the U.S. military and their families, the University has announced it will grant financial support consideration to assist qualified active duty personnel who were affected by the recent U.S. federal government sequester.

Many military members from the Baker community have been significantly impacted by suspensions to their tuition assistance funds since the March 1 cutbacks. As one of the top Military Friendly universities in the nation, Baker is committed to mitigating these hardships.

"Baker is proud of our designation as a military friendly university, and we are honored to do our part to help serve these members of the Baker family who have sacrificed so much for their country," University President Pat Long said. "We are very fortunate to have so many of these students in our classrooms."

Students in need of emergency funding consideration should first explore possible sources of tuition funding from these resources:

- GI Bill Benefits – Military students should contact their education service office or visit to determine eligibility.

- Federal Grants and Loans – Visit to apply and determine your eligibility; applications are currently available for both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 award years.

Baker has assured it will partner with any of our military students to navigate through their various funding options. Students who are unable to fulfill their financial needs through the above two mediums should contact Stephanie Jennings, Baker's Veterans Affairs Certifying Official, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (913) 344-6081.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident and responsible contributors to society.