Park University Offers Alternate Fall II Term for Students Affected by Tuition Assistance Delays

Due to the recent federal government shutdown, many students, primarily active duty military and veteran students, were unable to enroll in college classes throughout the country.

In response to the suspension — and in support of the military student population — Park University will offer an alternate 8-week term from Nov. 11, 2013, to Jan. 12, 2014, which will allow students to complete a variety of accelerated courses they were denied earlier this month.

Park’s Fall II term began in mid-October, but Park University President Michael H. Droge, Ph.D., said the University is proud to offer this alternate fall term, which provides students additional time to secure needed financial aid, obtain textbooks and attend the first day of class.

“As always, Park’s focus is upon student success and doing whatever is needed to assist students with their educational goals,” said Droge. “We are deeply proud to serve multiple student populations, which at Park University include many active duty military service members, their families and veterans.”

This is not the first time Park University has led the way in assisting its military students. In March, during the federal government sequester which led to tuition assistance funding cuts for the military, Park announced the Emergency Military Scholarship Fund, which provided full tuition assistance to students ineligible for other funding options.

“The University’s growing list of national rankings in critical areas facing higher education, such as quality, affordability and inclusiveness, stand as evidence that our efforts are succeeding,” said Droge.

Courses will be offered online and face-to-face at Park’s campus centers nationwide. The full course offerings and locations are listed at, and should be finalized by Friday, Nov. 1. Students interested in enrolling in the Fall II alternate term should call (888) 514-7488 or e-mail

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