UA offers lower tuition for military undergrads

Business News | 14 Sep |

Enrolled military undergraduates are now eligible to attend the University of Arizona at a significantly reduced price.

Beginning this fall, the total cost for active-duty military undergraduate students utilizing tuition assistance – including students in the National Guard and the Reserves – will be $250 per credit hour to attend the UA. The U.S. Department of Defense covers tuition costs for active-duty undergraduate students up to $250 per credit hour, which means many of these students will be eligible to attend the UA without paying tuition.

Military personnel are eligible to receive this benefit when enrolling in undergraduate programs at the UA’s main campus, Arizona Online or any of the university’s statewide distance locations.

“Our servicewomen and men are a vital part of both the UA student body and the country’s workforce, and we as a university are committed to their graduation and lifelong success,” said Jeff Goldberg, acting provost for the UA. “Tuition assistance allows our institution to boost partnership opportunities with military branches and open the doors to new students who may have looked elsewhere to secure their college degrees.”

The tuition assistance program will be highlighted during DM Day at the UA’s football game against Southern Utah on Saturday at Arizona Stadium. Arizona Athletics established DM Day as an opportunity to recognize and thank the men and women of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for their service. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

“This is an excellent program, both for our active-duty students and for the University of Arizona,” said Joel Hauff, executive director for online and distance education administration at the UA. “We owe a tremendous debt to these remarkable men and women.”

The UA is home to nearly 100 eligible active-duty students who qualify for tuition assistance, and the university has started the notification process. The Office of the Registrar will issue tuition-assistance approvals to eligible students via their respective military education officers and portals such as Go Army and Air Force Virtual Education Center.

“I encourage interested students to speak with their military education officers or the Office of the Registrar to confirm their eligibility,” Goldberg said.

For more information on active-duty military tuition assistance, email REG-TuitionAssistance@email.arizona.edu.

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