College President Says Veterans Won't Be Forced Out

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President Sternberg
President Sternberg

The president of the state's university says no students who are veterans will be forced to drop out because of the federal government shutdown.

A release coming from the University of Wyoming states that President Bob Sternberg has issued a directive that no veterans will be forced to leave the university or to have their studies curtailed because of inability to pay expenses to the college, including tuition and residence hall costs, due to the shutdown.

And, he said, the university will take steps to assist veterans who have relied on monthly stipends under the GI Bill to cover off-campus rent and other living expenses.

He didn't say where the money would come from for the 400 veterans enrolled at the university, just that the college would find a way to tide them over. He said the objective is to make sure all veterans will be able to continue studies regardless of what happens with the federal shutdown.

University students who are veterans can contact the college's financial aid office for further information.

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