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SPS Announces Educational Benefits for Veterans

Wake Forest School of Professional Studies Announces Educational Benefits for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved eligible Wake Forest School of Professional Studies students to receive educational benefits. 

For Immediate Release — CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26, 2023 — Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies (Wake Forest SPS) is pleased to announce it has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as an eligible institution for Education Benefit Programs

Effective immediately, this recognition means veterans can now receive educational benefits with Wake SPS. “It’s gratifying that our students are now able to receive much deserved financial support through the VA Educational Benefits program,” says Charles Iacovou, Dean of Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies. “Our learning community is richer because of our veteran learners, faculty, and staff, and I am pleased we are able to secure this support for our students as they pursue cutting-edge, market-relevant education for their professional development.”

In addition to covering college tuition, VA Education Benefits help eligible individuals find training programs, provide career counseling, and discover which school is right for them. These benefits extend to service members and qualified family members of Veterans. 

“This is another example of how Wake Forest SPS lives our principles – by pursuing educational access for our service members and their loved ones, lifting the potential burden of incurring student debt,” says Dr. Mohamed Desoky who serves as Associate Professor and Academic Director for Wake Forest SPS Master’s of Financial Technology & Analytics Program. Dr. Desoky is a veteran who served around the world as an Officer in the U.S. Army from 2001 until 2006. “Leadership experience enriches the diversity across our courses and we hope these benefits will further motivate our existing and future veteran community,” he continues. 

The Veteran Education Benefits Program differs from the Yellow Ribbon Program. Wake SPS students can apply for tuition assistance and fee benefits via the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E) programs. “We are excited to be able to enhance the educational experience of our Veterans and their eligible family members by providing access to VA Educational Benefits, “ says Linda Aubrey Higgins, Director of Financial Aid and Student Accounts at Wake Forest SPS. “Wake Forest SPS offering this pathway for our veterans will continue to open doors that have yet to be opened. We are thankful for the service and sacrifices made by our veterans!”

For more information on VA education benefits, whether you are eligible, and how to apply, please visit the official government website at

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About The Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies

The Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies (SPS) provides innovative, cutting-edge and market-relevant programming built upon Wake Forest’s legacy of quality and excellence. With graduate degree and non-degree programs, including certificates and other credentials, SPS offers an accessible, educational experience and professional counseling focused on providing today’s working professionals with the skills and knowledge to take their careers to the next level.

Based in Charlotte, N.C. and serving students around the world, SPS is designed to address growing sectors in the economy of the future and the increased demand for professional and corporate education in Charlotte and beyond. Learn more at

About VA Education and Training Benefits

VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. 


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