Tuition break extended to active military students

Active military members currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may now qualify for a 50 percent tuition discount offered through Wayne State University.

The Active Military Student Discount is the most expansive tuition benefit program for currently serving military personnel students offered by any four-year institution in Michigan.

It is designed for individuals in any state who are on active duty in any component of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Reserves and National Guard.

Service members who are admitted to Wayne State can access the discount for classes on campus and online.

“This new tuition plan will allow active duty military to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses that they would have to pay to enroll in and stay in school,” said Wayne State University Provost Keith Whitfield. “We want to help them by providing a clear pathway to affording college and giving them a head start so they don’t have to wait until they complete their service to begin working on their degree.

“This is critical because it will encourage our military service members to start thinking and planning for their future careers after they complete their service to our country.”

Currently, all Wayne State service members are eligible for Michigan in-state tuition, as are veterans and members of any state’s National Guard.

Enrollment and application fees are waived for all active military, veterans, reservists and guards who pay tuition at the in-state resident rate.

All of Wayne State’s military-affiliated students also enjoy priority registration, which allows them to register early.

Active military members who choose to use their Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) benefit — currently limited to $250 per credit hour — could enroll at the 50 percent discount rate with very little out-of-pocket expense.

“It is important that we create a tuition program that serves our military members as they serve our country,” says Ahmad Ezzeddine, associate vice president for educational outreach. “We owe them. They put their lives on the line to protect us, and this is just one way that we can show our gratitude for their bravery and service.”
 

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