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CSU & students

| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 8:59 p.m.

CSU & students

With regard to the news story “Back-to-school veterans fight new battle” (Nov. 25 and TribLIVE.com), Columbia Southern University (CSU) would like to clarify several points.

CSU offers flexible, high-quality online degree programs for adult learners seeking to enhance their professional and personal lives. CSU faculty and staff strive to provide exceptional service to help and guide students toward a successful educational experience.

CSU is an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council ( detc.org), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

In conjunction with the Department of Education's gainful employment regulations, CSU is committed to ensuring educated consumer decisions with information on cost of attendance, median loan debt, occupational information and on-time graduation rates at columbiasouthern.edu/disclosure.

To prevent students from accumulating unmanageable debt, CSU discourages students, military and civilian, from overextending themselves with loans on its already low-cost tuition.

We encourage any student seeking to better his career and educational opportunities to contact us to learn firsthand what CSU has to offer.

Beau Vignes

Orange Beach, Ala.

The writer is Columbia Southern University's director of marketing.

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