University announces award for military personnel

Effective immediately, this award goes toward the cost of base tuition.

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Provost Garnett Stokes announced a new 10-percent tuition award for all military personnel, veterans, their spouses and children effective immediately Wednesday, according to an MU News Bureau news release.

“We owe so much to those who are serving in our nation’s military as well as their families,” Loftin said in the release. “We are honored that many of them choose to get their education through the University of Missouri. Although we cannot thank them enough, we hope this new award will be both an incentive and an aid as they enroll and work toward receiving a degree at Mizzou in their chosen fields.”

The award aims to reduce the cost of base tuition and will apply to a maximum of 150 undergraduate credit hours and/or 75 graduate credit hours toward a distance degree or certification program through Mizzou Online.

These are the qualifications for the award:

— Be an active-duty service member, veteran with honorable discharge, national guard or reservist. Dependents of these military personnel also are eligible for the award.

—Be accepted to MU as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student who is working on a distance degree or certificate program through Mizzou Online.

—Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

“Mizzou’s commitment to making higher education more accessible through online programs, a full-service Veterans Center and now this tuition assistance illustrates for veterans and their families that they have a place here,” said Carol Fleisher, director of the MU Veterans Center, in the news release. “This tuition award will help those veterans, including their spouses and children, using the various forms of education assistance.

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