ECPI University Press Releases: Military

Veteran Students Host Tournament to Benefit Wounded Warriors and Lowcountry Food Bank

North Charleston, SCECPI University’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter in North Charleston will host The Lowcountry Pride Charity Softball Tournament at Summerville’s Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex March 1-2. This event features two days of ball games, children activities, prizes, drawings and a Home Run Derby.

The tournament will support the Wounded Warriors Project and Lowcountry Food Bank. Event organizers are currently seeking sponsors, volunteers, and teams to participate. Anyone interested in sponsoring, volunteering, participating or contributing to the event should contact Joan Rogers, SVA Secretary, at 813-9532 or email


ECPI University Ranked #1 on Military Times Annual Best for Vets List


Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce it has been ranked number one in the nation on Military Times’ annual Best for Vets list. “As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges  is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE.

The authors of the survey factored in Education Department statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, as well as university culture, student support, academic quality, academic policies and financial aid – all items veterans list as being integral to academic success. More than 600 schools throughout the nation responded to this year’s survey, with ECPI University topping out the rankings among online and nontraditional programs.

"We do everything possible to keep our veterans in school from one semester to the next,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “Many of our veteran students have full-time jobs and/or families, so they are very busy. We are always looking for ways to help them work through challenges that may arise so they keep moving toward their goal of graduation.”  To view the Military Times announcement and full rankings, please visit:


ECPI University Offers Relief for Military Tuition Assistance Impacted by Government Shutdown

Payments Deferred for Remainder of Year, Pending Resolution

Virginia Beach, VA – Due to the Federal Government’s shutdown and the resulting uncertainty in regards to military education funding, ECPI University has taken steps to alleviate concerns among military members dependent on tuition assistance (TA). For all existing students that have approved TA requests, ECPI will forgo payment for the remaining terms of 2013.

As for the GI Bill, there have been statements in the news that Veteran's Administration educational benefits may be impacted due to the government shutdown. At this time, however, it appears that GI Bill benefits continue to be processed, and it is expected that should continue for the upcoming term beginning in November.

If ECPI University learns of any situation where these benefits would be altered or suspended, the approved Veteran should complete the current term, and if benefits are not made available for that term due to the shutdown, ECPI will forgive the amount of tuition due and attributable to that term. If benefits would continue to be interrupted beyond one term, the situation will be addressed as it develops.

“We greatly value the service of military students and their contributions to our school and the nation,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Robert Larned. “We hope this gives them some peace of mind and allows them to stay focused on their studies.”