Webster Partners with First Responders

Police officers, fire fighters and EMTS now qualify for specialized tuition rates that are similar to those given to members of the military

ST. LOUIS, JUNE 6, 2013 - Webster University has announced a First Responder Program that will enhance access to higher education opportunities to those who put their lives on the line in their communities every day. Starting this fall, qualified law enforcement professionals, fire department personnel, EMT personnel and 911 Dispatchers will receive a reduced tuition rate in Webster's undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs offered online and at any of Webster's U.S. locations. First responders will receive the same tuition rates offered to those serving in the U.S. military.

“Webster University has a proud history of supporting the men and women in the armed forces, so it's only natural that we extend the same benefits to those who are risking their lives every day for this country while serving at home,” said retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, Webster's associate vice president for Military and Governmental Programs.

 “The First Responder Program exemplifies Webster's strong commitment to offering high quality academic market-relevant programs that will enable participants to be more prepared and effective in serving their communities and our nation,” said Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology. “This aligns with a long-standing Webster tradition of offering working adults flexible and affordable opportunities to earn a degree while continuing to function in their day-to-day obligations.”

Webster is known for providing access to higher education that enriches lives and creates opportunities for purposeful careers.

Additional information on the First Responder Program can be found on www.webster.edu/firstresponder. Questions about the First Responder Program should be directed toward Webster University's Office of Military Affairs at oma@webster.edu.