Fayetteville State University announces free tuition for military-connected students

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- At Fort Bragg on Thursday, Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell Allison announced a plan to give military-connected students free tuition.

It is called the Military Tuition Scholarship and will be open to active military, military spouses and dependents as well as veterans.

Thirty percent of the students at Fayetteville State are connected to the military and normal tuition ranges from $500 in-state to $2,500 for out-of-state.

The school also released a report by Evocati that analyzed the university's historic support of military-connected students, compared to other HBCUs. The report found that FSU is the leading HBCU in the nation for military support.

"It's an opportunity to share and invest in the entire family when the GI benefits only go so far," said Evocati consultant LeNaya Hezel.

Chancellor Allison said this will be an excellent tool and opportunity for middle- to lower-income military families

"For wealthier families, college has always been an option, Allison said. "But for the more moderate, lower-income families, where it's really been a dream only, it really is now a reality."

The scholarship will be open to students starting Fall 2022.

Allison also announced a partnership with Fayetteville Technical Community College. It will provide free tuition to FTCC students who meet the established criteria beginning Fall 2022. It will be named The FTCC Keen Scholarship.
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