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ASU Board of Trustees Passes Tuition Resolution Benefitting Active Duty Military, Dependents and Honorably Discharged


JONESBORO – The Board of Trustees for Arkansas State University today unanimously passed a resolution approving a change to the tuition structure for U.S. active duty military and their dependents, as well as for individuals who are honorably discharged from the military.

The Board met for its quarterly meeting on the campus of ASU-Newport.

All active duty military and their dependents as well as honorably discharged veterans will receive the in-state tuition rate for academic courses and programs offered at the ASU System campuses located in Jonesboro, Beebe, Mountain Home and Newport, regardless of the location of the individual’s duty station or residence.

“This new tuition structure recognizes and rewards the men and women who serve our country and their dependents for the many sacrifices that they make to enable Americans to enjoy freedoms that would not be possible without their dedication, loyalty, and service,” said Dr. Dan Howard, interim chancellor at ASU-Jonesboro.

The ASU System is committed fully to being military and veteran friendly and this new tuition structure complements other actions taken by the ASU System including services provided for and programs offered to active duty military, dependents of active duty military, and veterans. This includes the Beck PRIDE Center at ASU-Jonesboro, which provides services for wounded veterans and their families, as well as active veterans affairs and services offices at all ASU System campuses.

Providing this tuition benefit should encourage active duty military and their dependents as well as veterans to pursue academic courses and programs in order to become better prepared to advance their personal lives and professional careers. “The Board of Trustees for Arkansas State University and the leadership of the ASU System and campuses believe firmly that this is an important and beneficial educational policy with positive implications for Arkansas and our country,” Dr. Howard added.

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