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EKU Introduces Reduced Tuition For Active Duty Students

Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 12:24:55-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) – Eastern Kentucky University is increasing the benefits it offers to members of the military. Effective immediately, tuition will be substantially reduced for active duty service members.

Active duty service members on federal orders for at least 180 days are eligible for EKU’s Military Reduced Tuition, which is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses. In addition, students will remain eligible to qualify for federal financial aid and have the opportunity use their GI Bill benefits to cover any remaining costs.

The reduced tuition rate will make education possible for service members on active duty, regardless of where they are located. EKU Online offers more than 40 degree and certificate options that can be completed from home or while stationed abroad. Personalized advising helps ensure that online students make the most of their transfer credit and stay focused on their goals. Accelerated eight-week terms give them the opportunity to take one course at a time and remain on track.

EKU offers a number of benefits to those who are currently serving or have served. Currently serving service members, veterans and dependents who plan to use military benefits can apply for undergraduate degree programs at no cost. Students can receive credit for their military experience and reduce their expenses by using the Books for Boots Exchange Library and book vouchers. EKU’s withdrawal and readmissions policies were designed with service members in mind.